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Philadelphia Cop Runs Over Dog And Kills It In Front Of Owner

On Sunday, August 9th, Sidara D. Son watched in horror as Sgt. Chad Culbreath, 35th Precinct, Badge #3207 of the Philadelphia Police Department ran down and killed her dog Phoebe.

Phoebe snuggles with her favorite toy

Phoebe snuggles with her favorite toy

Culbreath was on a routine patrol through the area.  Son and her friends were socializing outside her home.  One of her friends was holding Phoebe by the collar.  Sensing danger, Son and her friends tried to flag down the police car and asked him to slow down.  At that moment Phoebe escaped from the person holding her and tried to run to her owner.  According to witnesses, Sgt. Culbreath sped up his car and deliberately ran Phoebe down and almost hit the person who was trying to recapture her.

Son ran to her dog and gathered her broken, bleeding body into her arms.  Culbreath stopped his cruiser and got out.  “It’s just a dog!” he said scornfully, as Son screamed at him, wanting to know why he did that.  He threatened to arrest her for touching her dog!  He refused to let her leave to get Phoebe to the veterinarian and called for backup.  Five more cars arrived and blocked off the street so nobody could get in or out.  Culbreath’s supervisor, Sgt. Morrow, was one of the back up units.  He also stood by and refused to let Son take her dog to the veterinarian.  Sgt. Butler of animal control was on the scene too, and she informed Son that she would take the dog to Animal Control and euthanize it.  Son kept trying to make them let her take her dog to an emergency animal clinic.  Eventually they let her go, but it was too late, Phoebe died in her arms on the way.

Memorial erected to Phoebe by her friends and neighbors

Memorial erected to Phoebe by her friends and neighbors

Neither Culbreath’s supervisor Morrow, nor their superior, Derek Woods, have been able to be reached for comment.  Son has demanded an investigation and has been assured that one will be carried out.  Unfortunately those of us who follow these events know all too well what outcome that will have.

We spoke with Sidara D. Son in an exclusive interview.  She struggled for composure as she described the horrific scene.   “I have videos of the incident and I would like it to go viral,” she said. ” I want the truth to be seen by the world of how cruel and heartless Officer Culbreath was and how the Philadelphia police handled the situation.  Phoebe was not ‘just a dog’!  She was my child, my precious angel, she brought so much joy to my life.  I miss her so badly.”

Phoebe has a Facebook page here .  There is also a petition on the page asking for Culbreath to be terminated.   Son has handled this incredibly difficult situation very well and is determined to make positive things happen from this.  She has donated dozens of stuffed toys to her local animal charity in Phoebe’s memory and would like to see a law made that would hold cops accountable for killing dogs.  Ms. Son has embodied grace and dignity, in direct contrast to the callous way Sgt. Culbreath and his department handled the situation.

The animal advocacy group Freeze Don’t Shoot has determined that a family dog is killed by police every 56 to 98 minutes.  That does not account for the many that go unreported and unrecognized.  It is a horrific epidemic filled with brutality, cruelty, cowardice and hysteria.  It is unacceptable behavior from those who are supposed to be protecting us.

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21 thoughts on “Philadelphia Cop Runs Over Dog And Kills It In Front Of Owner

  1. B Ballinger says:

    This makes me loose all trust in police officers who would do such a thing to any animal & then not even let anyone take this poor animal to a vet. to try and save it. This was inhumane to say the least and yes these police don’t deserve any respect because they apparently have not been taught any themselves. Their are plenty of people that could use a job and they should be fired and let a desent person have the job that they really do not deserve. Not just a dog it was a loved one. Heart breaking to say the least. This lady has my heart felt sympathy.

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  2. Gabriela zilinsky says:

    Dogs are family members !
    Cops and other people need to be more aware of this , and act accordingly !
    We , all the animal lovers , need to find a way to change the law !
    Bad people need to pay for their bad behavior .

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  3. Cops suck they all are smart asses they like to show there(authority) yeah right they kill the dogs cats cause they can get away with it! Not like when they shoot people like I said they suck!wonder how they’d feel if someone shot their dog?

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  5. Dog Lover says:

    The officer did not kill this dog on purpose. He did not speed up to run over the dog. I’m sorry this dog has died but you people spreading this are really, really terrible people.

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  6. Lorraine Draper says:

    I don’t know what’s wrong with some officers but they are not above the law , they are supposed to protect and defend and set good examples not behave like cowboys , these are a disgrace to the badge

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