On August 15, 2012 Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Macedon, NY Police broke into 75 year old Phyllis Loquasto’s Plank Road home in the town of Walworth, NY, forced her at gunpoint to lay on her bathroom floor, screamed at her to close her eyes and stay down, then executed her dog “Duke.”
This officer evidently couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn either.
“The dog hadn’t even barked, yet I heard one of them say, he’s aggressive, shoot him! I’ll never forget the sound of that gunshot and the blood flying everywhere. They did all this while forcing me to lay on the bathroom floor, screaming at me to stay down, and holding me at gunpoint. I couldn’t get up if I wanted to. I’m 75 years old, had three strokes and knee replacement, and can hardly walk. There was nothing I could do to help my pet.”
“They shot him with a shotgun in such a manner that he ran around in pain and bled all over the house and suffered a slow, cruel death. There was no reason for this kind of treatment, they killed my dog for no reason. This was the sweetest and most gentle animal anyone could want, I would trust him with a baby.”
That’s right folks, those officers wounded an animal that wasn’t a threat and then let it suffer. The put the grandmother then in a car for an hour. All of this was because evidently her grandson had placed two plants of marijuana on the her property.
They physically assaulted her and shot her dog over a plant of marijuana. This is unsurprising given the comments from the police chief involved.
Again, when I asked Chief Colella if in fact officers with his WayneNET task force held a 75 year old grandmother at gunpoint on her bathroom floor, Chief Colella replied “I don’t care if she is 2 years old or 75 years old.”
Evidently the concept of reasonable use of force is lost upon this police chief and he obviously isn’t out to serve his community but would rather abuse, intimidate, and terrorize them. Since you know heaven forbid the possibly use a brain about what is actually necessary. Any man who would make such a statement has no business in law enforcement.
State Sponsored Criminal #401: John P. Colella
Because it doesn’t matter if it’s a baby or a grandmother, if we can shoot it we damn well will, unreasonable force be damned.
*If you would like to contact the Chief or his officers:
Macedon, NY Police Chief
and WayneNET Commander
John P. Colella
315-986-7103, -7262, -5932
Feel free to link them here and let them know they have joined the ranks of State Sponsored Criminals. However they’ll probably consider it an honor since it basically lets them get away with murder.