By Davy V.
Tuesday morning, exactly a week to the day that Codi, a scared, injured, lost dog was executed by Rochester, NY Police officer Chris Burgstrom, while his owner Steven Jodoin Benus searched everywhere for him, Codi’s remains were finally released to Steven.
But not before Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard did everything he could in order to avoid releasing Codi’s remains.
Chief Sheppard even had the nerve to get in front of television cameras and question the fact that Steven was Codi’s owner.
Codi was just 5 months old when Steven rescued him from a home near his job on Rochester’s northeast side.
“I actually saw Codi being born, then as he grew I realized he wasn’t being taken care of. His collar was gouging his skin, he was dirty, he had fleas and worms when I got him.” said Steven.
Sheppard used the fact that Steven was not Codi’s original owner as a loophole to not have to release the remains.
To call what Sheppard did by putting a grieving owner through the red tape and uncertainty of being able to retrieve his dog, after his best friend was executed by a trigger-happy Rochester cop, an insult to injury, would be an understatement.
Why didn’t Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard want Codi’s remains released?
What didn’t Chief Sheppard want the the public to see?
What was Chief Sheppard and the Rochester, NY Police department hiding?
The answer is now clear.
Rochester, NY Police Chief Sheppard did not want Codi’s remains to be released because the fact is that Rochester, NY Police officer Chris Burgstrom shot Codi from behind.
In the back of his head.
Codi was not charging anyone.
After having been struck by officer Burgstrom’s police cruiser, Codi, injured, and scared, ran onto the pier at Lake Ontario Park in Charlotte, where officer Burgstrom hunted him down, shooting the innocent pet in the back of his head as the photos clearly show.
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