Steven Seagal Sued for Death of Dog During Filmed Home Raid
According to The Herald Sun, Jesus Sanchez Llovera is claiming that his 11-month old puppy was shot and killed during a raid of his Arzona home performed by Seagal and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD).
He stated that Seagal arrived in a tank and the police were in riot gear. The MCSD believed that Llovera was running an illegal cockfighting ring, while he claims that he breeds the roosters for “show.” One hundred roosters were reportedly killed during the raid as well.
Along with Seagal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is also named in Mr. Llovera’s claim, and he plans to sue both for the death of his dog and roosters. He is asking for $100,000 in damages as well as an apology in writing from Seagal to his children for “the death of their 11-month old puppy, a beloved family pet.” According to the Associated Press, Sheriff Arpaio has also been investigated by the Justice Department for a number of reasons including “alleged discrimination, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and for having an English-only policy in his jails that discriminates against people with limited English skills.”