Pet owners are outraged by the video below of a San Marcos police forcing Michael Gonzalez thought that to wait by the side of the road as his dog, Missy, dies in his car. Gonzalez was speeding between 90 to 100 miles an hour to an emergency veterinary clinic when he was pulled over. The officer showed callous disregard for his concerns, even telling him that he can simply buy a new dog. Unfortunately, this is not unique conduct, even when a driver’s life appears at risk as in the video below of a woman who lost her baby after police disregarded her pleas for medical assistance in St. Louis.
Gonzalez and his girlfriend Krystal Hernandez were stopped early Aug. 5 with their teacup poodle when they were held by the side of the road.
While saying “This was not our finest hour,” San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams nevertheless cleared the officer of wrongdoing. It would seem that a reprimand at a minimum is warranted.
Gonzalez and Hernandez pleaded with Stephens to allow them to continue to the clinic or to let Gonzalez to stay behind while Hernandez drove with Missy for medical treatment.
Stephens responded: “Chill out, it’s just a dog, you can buy another one.”
Other officers have been accused of such lack of concern in highway stops, such as this video of a pregnant woman who lost her baby when she was stopped while bleeding, click here. A female officer shows utter disregard for her obvious medical emergency — which resulted in the loss of the baby. The tape shows officers virtually mocking the woman in distress. When she asks why they will not let her get medical help, a male officer says “because I think there’s still a little bit more than what you are telling us. You sure are playing hard to get lying to us.” A female officer tell her “Don’t cop an attitude with me. It’s called a menstrual cycle.”
Salva is heard asking: “Can I go to the hospital?”
A male officer responds coldly, “You can go to the hospital when we’re done with you.”
For the video, click here.
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