Students hold petition drive all day for Joker’s Law

Proposed law would increase penalties for harming police dogs, like Joker who was shot in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – A group of students at Cleveland State Community College have created a petition to change the laws in respect to assaulting a law enforcement K9 following the September shooting of K9 Joker.

Cleveland Police’s K9 Joker was shot in the head and critically injured during a stolen vehicle foot pursuit.

This group of students has reached out to elected officials and universities all over the country to get signatures to make this crime a B felony with fines up to $25,000 and a minimum sentence of 8 to 15 years in prison.

SIGNING EVENT

EL CAZADOR MEXICAN RESTAURANT

2299 KEITH STREET

CLEVELAND, TN

11 A.M.-9 P.M.

This will be the most aggressive K9 law ever to be proposed in the US.

The students are having a signing event at the El Cazador Mexican Restaurant at 2299 Keith Street in Cleveland today from 11 to 9 p.m.

You can also get more information on their Facebook page The Jokers Law Petition Project.

A message from Joker’s handler:

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