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!
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.
Nah...the dog cheats.
I was just trying to help the poor man who’s dog was shot. So many wondered why he was tied up.
Although ‘crating’ is the usual nowadays, with the ready availability of such things, it wasn’t always so.
“Back in the day”, people might attempt house training or other behavior modification [often for the safety of the dog, in the owner’s absence] by attaching a swivel-hook leash to a swivel bolt mounted on the wall.
It’s not unheard of at all.
Happily, crates, kennels and ‘play pens’ are very common now.
If tying up a dog inside is the only way a person has to keep it safe from harm, it’s not a problem.
Sadly for this poor dog’s owner, it didn’t work.
“Harm” kicked in the door and shot the dog in cold blood.
How anyone can possibly defend this unconstitutional act of brutality is beyond me.
>>>Happily, crates, kennels and play pens are very common now.<<<
They sure are. Every luxury imaginable for our furry friends.
How anyone can possibly defend this unconstitutional act of brutality is beyond me.
Beyond me, too.
But again — that’s a separate issue to be discussed. It doesn’t matter if the dog was tied up or not in terms of the illegitimacy of the action committed here. The cops were wrong. Whether the dog was tied up or not, whether the owner was home or not, whether the dog was a Chi, Great Dane, bully breed, or some other breed...None of that is the point, but sadly that seems to have escaped the notice of some here — who want to make any and all of the above “the point”.
You forgot the reasoning “Oh, I don’t have a bully breed. My dog is a ___________, so he’s safe” coupled with “I haven’t done anything to bring the cops to my door, therefore I’m safe” thinking....
What the hell is wrong with you?
When you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. Cops gone bad and killed an innocent victims dog.
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