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.
No. Do you?
Seriously...after that “I know you are but what am I?” idiocy, you all should be ashamed to be sacrificing innocent electrons to reply to him/her/it.
Do you live in Fairfield, Iowa? I don't. Furthermore, I don't care what the law states in Fairfield, Iowa.
I checked your home page. I see why you need Dobermans. You probably believe you are cool.
So slither off, spineless snake.
But...but...but...you mean this isn’t Odhinn?
Translation: You wish to ignore that example because it is a clarion example of the fallacious reasoning behind breed specific legislation. As Fairfield, Iowa shows, Breed specific legislation is a means of limiting liberty, not solving the actual problem of irresponsible dog ownership.
That is why a liberty loving conservative can never support it.
Thank you for reminding Free Republic where you stand on liberty.
Odin is why we no longer have the cat.
The cat fancied himself 10 feet tall and Dober-proof.
He was not.
We took him back to his breeder for his own safety.
You missed the point — it wouldn’t and didn’t and doesn’t matter if someone is home or not. That does NOT give the cops the right to break in and blast away. I don’t care if the dog was a bully breed, poodle, chihuahua or any other type. The point is — and pay attention, please, the FACTS are — the cops entered the wrong home and killed someone’s non-attacking pet. Got it???? Clear now??? How many posts has it taken to get that through to you????
And it’s scared of women.
Don’t forget that bit.
No-one should own a Doberman with a good protection kitten.
Not interested, spineless snake.
If they start quoting the dog-bite law site as proof, I *might* break out in laughter, though.
[although the bizarre straw man foray into another posters ability to pay for a kennel was amusing...in a warped, non-linear kind of way]
Hey, now, Sal, give him time! He’ll get there — I have no doubt....
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
How many roads must a man walk down...
What is the sound of one hand, clapping?
[you get the drift. savvy?]
Where did I state that it did? Your comprehension level leaves much to be desired.
The poor beast is tripping all over itself with lame ad hominem.
The quarry is mortally wounded and has gone to ground.
No sport, now.
” Your comprehension level leaves much to be desired. “
Oh, dear God.
The irony...it burns!