Urgent action and community support is needed for Richard Cook to successfully challenge Multnomah County's criminal mismanagement of his case. Not only did Portland Police Officer, Aaron Dauchy, murder his loveable companion animal, Buddy, but Richard was subsequently arrested and charged with "Reckless Endangering, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the second degree" while buddy lay dying on the ground. And while the Portland Police defend Officer Dauchy's actions, scores of civilian witnesses that were on the scene that tragic day tell a much different story: Buddy was unnecessarily murdered and Richard Cook was the victim of egregious police misconduct.
Richard Cook's experience on August 24th represents the gross injustices of homelessness and racism in America, ongoing Portland Police violence, and the sad truth of dog breed prejudice, among many other critical issues facing Americans. It is extremely important that our community not forget this event and rally behind Richard and continue to support him.
Court Support Rally for Richard Cook & Candlelight Vigil for Buddy
Monday, September 26
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Multnomah County Justice Center
1120 SW Third Ave.
Please show up and support Richard through this hard time of fighting criminal charges along with the murder of his animal companion, Buddy, by the Portland Police Department.
Please show up on time.
Candles and signs will be provided.
Feel free to bring flowers or any symbols of condolences.