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.
They are loving and used to be called the “nanny dogs” in earlier US history because of their gentle nature. The fact that you don’t seem to know the answer to that question speaks volumes. Sad.
Your words, not mine. I never mentioned the cops, did I?
And yet that was the point of the article: an unwarranted killing by the cops. Sorry you didn’t get that. Hence my confusion when you started chasing rabbits.
You had the money for a trainer, dog food and veterinary care, but not for a kennel?
According to the absent dog owner who claims to have left his dog chained inside his apartment unsupervised.
You didn't answer.
Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel?
Nothing you come up with changes the fact that that IS what the bully breeds were called in past years. They are loyal to a fault (hence the reasons thugs can get them to fight each other so well — to please their sadistic masters). And, oh, yes, I did answer your question. You just apparently either didn’t read it or didn’t like it.
And you’re saying something else occurred? Do tell.
I did answer. See post 141 and below post as well. For the record, you didn’t answer my question regarding dog fighting and whether or not you condone it?
Yes, responsibly and irresponsibly so-—and responsibly and irresponsibly raised.
Just like any other breed.
This media induced hysteria is no different than previous hysteria revolving around German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and the like.
The end result is places like Fairfield, IA, where breed specific legislation is heavily enforced; breeds to include “other dogs in excess of 100 pounds”.
I’m sure they’re awash in Chihuahuas and other small breeds.
Breaking down an innocent man’s door and shooting his dog is criminal.
Unlawful government employee intrusions are an established pattern.
Whereas in the case of the owner, his reason for chaining his dog inside the house has not been established.
Odd, how you are focusing on an apparent wrong, rather than an actual wrong committed. One might suspect your goal was to minimize the latter.
No, you just sputtered. Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel? I don't see labs, setters, spaniels, poodles, beagles, wolfhounds, deerhounds, Great Danes, etc., involved in dog fighting.
Many dogs and breeds are loyal to a fault. What bulldogs were in the past has little to do with what they've become today.
Really? Can you post a number of incidences where setters, spaniels, labs, wolfhounds, Great Danes, etc., have attacked, maimed and killed people?
I figured you would say that. I did not have funds extra for a dog but I needed one to protect my property in a rental home. Parents gave me $200 to pay for the German Shepherd from a breeder. The breeder permitted me to attend obedience classes for free. The dog saved me from further burglaries. The dog was five months at the time and had spent days with the trainer at his facility. The dog needed to learn to take commands from me.
Miranda readings are an established pattern. What percentage of law enforcement citizen contacts are unlawful intrusions?
Who has stated otherwise?
You're the one who stated the owner was in the kitchen when the dog was shot.
No, I don't condone it. If I had my way, those caught and found guilty would be executed.