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.
You're the one posting about facts. Try to stay focused.
Then why do you do it?
But who’s gonna protect the kitten from the Dobermann?
Sure, everybody ties up their pet dogs in the kitchen...........Just sayin'
I guess Fairfield, Iowa isn't home to liberty loving conservatives, is it? I don't live there, do you?
Your ability to continually obfuscate, belittle and divert attention away from the FACTS leaves nothing to be desired...and your comprehension level is nonexistent if you think for one moment that you have been staying on topic. You have chased enough rabbits throughout this thread — and I for one have no interest in continuing this “non-conversation” since you can’t stick to the topic at hand.
Arm them both and let them walk fifty paces before turning around?
A joke, since you are the one who cannot stay on topic. You refuse to deal with the facts and want to divert attention by turning this into a convo regarding pit bulls/bully type dogs versus any other as if that has any relevance whatsoever in what occurred. Then you want to attack another poster here for tying her dog up as if THAT has anything to do with the topic! Get a clue.
You're the poster that makes the allegations, so post the proof. IOW, put up or shut up.
Hilarious, isn’t it??? It’s been good for a chuckle, but I’ve really wasted too much time with this. Cleaning house and just procrastinating. Time to get back to it. Have fun, you two — :))
Check out this entire thread. That you have no idea what you have posted but that more than one poster has called you out on your tactics speaks volumes.
It would be if your little posse weren't so pathetic.
Thank the Lord it wasn’t *spinning*...LOL
As much as I realize you are desperate to run down the rabbit trail, your continued reluctance to acknowledge the danger, behind animosity toward a particular breed or type which leads to breed specific legislation which leads to such laws as demonstrated in Fairfield, Iowa, is disappointing.
Such simplistic thinking as “Oh, I don’t live in Fairfield, Iowa; I can ignore this” will only ensure further encroachment of such liberties.
One cannot assume one is “safe” in that score any more than one can assume that their dogs are safe from an illegal invasion of government employees on their property.
I have and I find it hard to believe there 3 or 4 posters who are so ignorant.
LOL I have many kennels now for cats and Dachshunds.
Frankly, I feel like walking along the road until I find a nice, interesting dead thing I can poke with a stick.
This dude is mind-numbingly boring.
If it bothers you so much, stop your whining, move there and see if you can get the ordinance changed.
I was *so* in the mood for a public flogging.