Bodycam not released by city showing Mocek made decision to take dog before Faryal even arrived home from work. Faryal had gone to the animal shelter the day before and called animal control at 8:49am that morning (see phone records) No response until they showed up after telling Faryal and police that she was refusing to give them her dog before she was even home. Then immediately asking about enclosure that wasn’t required. This made Faryal panic and go into a state of shock in which she was doing anything she could to tell them they’re wrong and that she had it all done.
She was in compliance, they came 5 days early (see savezuzu.com) and she had tried 3 times in 24 hours to meet them. She was terrified that Mocek kept trying to take Zeus even though she had until 5pm (according to Mocek own admission, which was wrong) even though 5pm doesn’t appear in Elk Grove Code. It was 11:59pm at earliest, July 20th if you count the very obvious California mail rule due to the order being sent to her by mail. The mail rule is known by every California municipality, every city attorney.
She showed/had all items ready for the officer or had already presented them (as mentioned in the hearing) - #6 the enclosure was not needed (he was always inside and was admitted as such by supervisor below) #7 was the insurance policy that was presented, the officers just couldn’t see the limits because they just kept saying no, and going back to enclosure she didn’t need.
You can see the receipts, predated that, regarding, leash and muzzle and training at savezuzu.com
They took him based on the enclosure that she didn’t actually need, hence the comment from Mocek “you can’t get an enclosure up in an hour”
That set off the events that led to the bite, for the previous 10min she was upstairs crying on the floor with Zeus telling him she would come get him soon.
They never returned him.
You can also see a video below of Officer Neronde admitting the enclosure wasn’t needed according to Elk Grove Code, something she later called a “training mistake” also, allowing a distraught dog owner from bringing out their own dog was also admitted to being a “training mistake”.
Below is the unreleased clip before police arrived.
CLIPS - 30 Days / Compliance Date - THE BIG LIE - She had until July 20th, they came 5 days early according to CA mail rule and 5pm is nowhere in the code. Even then they take Zeus before 5pm. See video at bottom where animal control admits enclosure wasn’t needed and savezuzu.com has all the complain e paperwork that she showed them that they ignored.
Officer Mocek and Faryal - Mocek says "Today is the 30 days"
Mocek repeats TODAY IS THE 30 DAYS, July 15th. Not June 24th.
Mocek Repeats 5pm
Officer Mocek tells Faryal that Supervisor Alicia Neronde was not present and that it didn't matter that Faryal had stopped at Animal Control the day before.
Mocek on Phone with Faryal
The document says "it's due on the 15th but it doesn't give a time".
James Crosby - Hearing Videos
James Crosby Relays what Dogs Respond To
James Crosby cannot say that the bite would have happened is Faryal wasn't put in such a bad situation.
James Crosby relays what the Bite Actually Meant
James Crosby, Expert Witness gives his thoughts on whether Zeus was provoked. He also speaks that Zeus retreated.
James Crosby, an Expert Relays his Belief That Zeus isn't Dangerous
James Crosby, expert witness, outlines that he feels that Zeus can be a valued member of a family and society.
Officer Neronde Recanting Enclosure Requirement - Showing Mocek Lied
Supervisor stating that Officer Mosek lied when she arrived when asking for the enclosure.
Animal Control Supervisor stating that Officer Mosek lied when she arrived when asking for the enclosure. The home was all that was required.