Skip to comments.Army Vet Says Police Raided Wrong Apartment, Killed His Dog
Posted on 06/05/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by Altariel
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Adam Arroyo has lived in his Breckenridge apartment for three years but has never experienced a day like this past Monday; when police busted down his door in search of drugs, shooting and killing his dog in the process.
"She's over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here," Arroyo explained as he showed Eyewitness cameras where his pit bull mix Cindy had been shot.
"She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason."
When Arroyo returned home Monday evening he found his apartment torn apart, door busted down and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall.
He also found a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment.
The suspect named in the warrant was described as a black male and was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack.
Arroyo is Hispanic and lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, which has a completely separate entrance and is clearly marked on his mail box.
Reporter: "You have never used or sold drugs in this apartment?" Arroyo: "Never. Never. I don't do drugs. I'm a United States veteran. I work everyday. I'm just trying to live my life."
Arroyo is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and plans to join the National Guard. This incident, however has left him heart-broken and angry.
"For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog... It wasn't that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog," said Arroyo, beginning to tear up.
"That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn't have to do that, you know. They didn't have to do that."
Arroyo now has to pay to have Cindy cremated. He also had to repair his door at his own cost and has had to miss work.
He plans now to press charges against the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the case, but that police believe they had the proper address.
He also says detectives "don't believe the dog was chained or leashed" when they executed the raid. Adding that if any wrong doing is found in the investigation that officers will face consequences.
DeGeorge could not comment on whether officers found any drugs inside the apartment.
Chaining a dog inside a house/apartment unsupervised isn't responsible.
STUPID! Didn't your dog's trainer ever hear of a kennel?
Cynophobia, even selective cynophobia, is based in fear, not in reason or logic.
Be careful-the tyranny you justify to assuage your cynophobia is the same tyranny others will use to justify *your* breed of choice being gunned down while chained.
You are so right!!! Never ceases to amaze me how ridiculous some get here, demanding that dogs of a certain “type” (pit bull is NOT a breed, for those who haven’t clued in yet!), and cannot connect the dots between their attitudes and BSL legislation which usually encompasses an entire LIST of breeds to be banned. Yes, it makes soooo much sense to call for one type to be wiped out, doesn’t it? Every time I see those arguments justifying their deaths I have to remind myself that this is a conservative “less government” site. Or at least it’s supposed to be....
PETA is not an animal welfare organization, though they have tried to claim that mantle for some time. They hold a record on killing domestic animals when they get their hands on them. They feel they are “liberating” them from captivity and a potential bad owner in the future. Sick bunch. They want to eliminate the concept of domestic animals....
PLEASE tell me the idiots got what was coming to them for that!! PLEASE tell me those “officers” are now civilians....
"The term pit bull refers to certain breeds of dog namely, the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and any crosses amongst the three."
And enforcement of better methods for dealing with them on the part of the police. Accountability is what is needed.
Hence my point. It is NOT one single “breed” of dog, but comprises many breeds. You made my point beautifully.
How do you know the dog was “unsupervised”? The owner was in the kitchen area, and the dog was too, apparently. How do you get “unsupervised” from that??
No it is a type bred for fighting. The animal of choice for American dog fighters is the Pit Bull. Do you condone dog fighting?
You didn't read the article, did you?
Do you? What an inane question, but since you asked — not only do I NOT condone dog fighting, but I also don’t believe in punishing the animal for the sins of the human. Got it? Clear, now? And you?
I read it just fine. Nothing in there suggested the dog was “unsupervised”. He was tied up, not a threat and you are suggesting what to the contrary, exactly??
You appear to be implying (by your question) that the only reason to have one of the bully breeds (again, “pit bull” is a “type”) is for fighting. Surely you don’t really believe that!!
He possibly did but I wouldn’t have had money for a cage at the time. She was a big dog. She was tied. Was able to stand and change position. It worked in a week. She lived a long life.
Thank you for your insightful posts!! They bear repeating to those who can’t connect the dots....
So who was supervising the dog if no one was present in the apartment? A spirit? SHEESH!
So....dog is chained up and that constitutes the right for the cops to kill him according to your “logic” — ok. Got it. SHEESH yourself!
Not the only reason. Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel?
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