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Police Go to Wrong House, Kill Family's German Shepherd
German Shepherd Examiner ^ | January 18th, 2012 | Penny Eims

Posted on 01/18/2012 8:16:34 PM PST by chrisinoc

DeKalb County, GA - On Tuesday night, a DeKalb County police officer went to a family's home on Silva Court in response to a domestic dispute call.

When the officer went into the family's garage, he encountered a German shepherd who was on a chain.

Upon seeing a stranger approach, the German shepherd lunged - the officer's response was to shoot and kill the dog.

Tragically, after the damage was done, it was discovered that the responding police officer had actually gone to the wrong house.

Right now, the officer is not facing any charges - there will be an internal investigation.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; cw2; dog; donutwatch; germanshepherd; pussycop; warondogs
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 8:16:46 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: bamahead

Libertarian ping


2 posted on 01/18/2012 8:18:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

3 posted on 01/18/2012 8:20:08 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: chrisinoc
"Right now, the officer is not facing any charges"

Of course not. Try randomly shooting a K9 and see what happens.

4 posted on 01/18/2012 8:21:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: chrisinoc

Worlds most expensive Shepherd.


5 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:34 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Clintonfatigued

The officer was quoted, “I went to the wrong house AND shot the wrong dog. Well, gotta go. There is a domestic AND another dog is barking.”


6 posted on 01/18/2012 8:22:57 PM PST by healy61
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To: chrisinoc
I have a hundred bucks that says the "Internal investigation" will exonerate the cop from all wrong doing.
7 posted on 01/18/2012 8:23:33 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: chrisinoc
"....there will be an internal investigation."

I feel better.

/s

8 posted on 01/18/2012 8:24:26 PM PST by wolf24
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To: chrisinoc
"....there will be an internal investigation."

I feel better.

/s

9 posted on 01/18/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by wolf24
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To: moehoward
Worlds most expensive Shepherd.

I hope so, but doubt it.

10 posted on 01/18/2012 8:24:43 PM PST by expat1000
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To: healy61

Fire his ass.


11 posted on 01/18/2012 8:26:26 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: chrisinoc

The officers response was to, crap pants, shoot and kill the dog. there fixed it.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 8:26:26 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: chrisinoc

13 posted on 01/18/2012 8:27:37 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: chrisinoc

The dog was on a chain and the cop still shot the dog. What??


14 posted on 01/18/2012 8:27:51 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: chrisinoc
he prolly hadn't had a doughnut in awhile and his blood sugar was low so he got confused...
15 posted on 01/18/2012 8:29:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: upchuck

It lunged and could’a broken the chain.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 8:30:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: chrisinoc
Police shoot dog?

Yawn....

Wake me up when a dog shoots a cop... (/sarc)

Unfortunately, the headline is becoming that commonplace--as is the wrong address thingy.

Maybe we should require police to be able to read and quit giving exam points for other criteria.

Those who can read (and know their numbers) don't seem to make these mistakes quite as often.

17 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Clintonfatigued

libertarian has nothing to do with MY having serious objections to cops routinely getting away with shooting some innocent person’s innocent dog, just because they can get away with it.

The damn hippies were right to call some PIGS.

Police will eventually get to the point where no one will stop to help one in big trouble.

This “police mentality” is just one of thousands of things that dearly need to turn around in America.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:42 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: chrisinoc

I am sick of these police just shooting dogs. They should be held responsible. Of course the dog is going to protect and they know it.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 8:33:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2

That GSD was doing what they do best-— protecting the perimeter of their owner. I will give my as loyal GSD Krista a hug tonight because I know she would die for me as well. I’m hard pressed to come down too hard on the cop without additional info—GSD’s are powerful, smart and focused on their territory. There is a reason the police use GSD’s. They are a weapon. Dispatch or the area commander is likely the fool here.


20 posted on 01/18/2012 8:34:05 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: chrisinoc

If a cop gets shot after killing a dog I will have no sympathy.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 8:35:22 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: upchuck

“The dog was on a chain and the cop still shot the dog. What??”

A moving target would have been too much of a challenge.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 8:44:12 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"Unfortunately, the headline is becoming that commonplace--as is the wrong address thingy."

I don't know about where you live, but here the city has all sorts of owner, address, structure and parcel shape data on-line for all to see. They likely have more for internal use. The wrong address thing should be a less not more frequent event.

23 posted on 01/18/2012 8:45:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: upchuck

... IN A PRIVATE GARAGE!


24 posted on 01/18/2012 8:46:18 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: chrisinoc
With an oink oink here and an oink oink there..

25 posted on 01/18/2012 8:47:06 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Eaker
Police officer shot dead after pointing stun gun at man's dogs as he attended domestic

Off-Duty PA Cop Shoots His Neighbor's Dog Dead

26 posted on 01/18/2012 8:50:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Eldon Tyrell

In my experience a chained dog in a garage is not a good sign. I’m pretty sure the dog was significantly smarter and less violent than the owner.....


27 posted on 01/18/2012 8:52:12 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
There is a reason the police use GSD’s. They are a weapon.

I beg to differ....with TRAINING they can be used as a weapon.

I daresay that a cocker spaniel, chained, in the garage, would've lunged at a stranger!!!

28 posted on 01/18/2012 8:58:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I'm endorsing O'bama AND Romney as all my guys & gals don't make it very far. Go Barry! Go Mitt!)
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To: Chode

The cop probably had too many donuts and knew he couldn’t outrun the dog to the end of the chain even with a head start.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 9:07:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Eaker

If a cop gets shot after killing a dog I will have no sympathy.


Damn skippy. It’s bound to happen. Person hears a shot in the garage and the yelp of the door. Door gets flung open and the 12 gauge unloaded in to the man in the garage before the home owner realizes it’s a cop.

It is bound to happen at some point.

Now.. would the home owner go to jail for attempted (or successful) manslaughter?


30 posted on 01/18/2012 9:12:02 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: chrisinoc

Was this chained dog a problem? It appears to be standard police practice to shoot any dog on the premises at an address to which they have been called. Or am I overstating the case?


31 posted on 01/18/2012 9:13:37 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: cableguymn

Yelp of a DOG..

darn fingers and phone.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 9:17:05 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Cops should not consider them selves immune from the laws covering home invasion. Any cop shooting my dog will get expert return fire. They could have called me on the phone to resolve any issue. Imagine I opened fire on a police dog. Ditto to the statist money and power grabbers.


33 posted on 01/18/2012 9:25:44 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Anybody that takes that bet is an idiot. Cops are like James Bond 007-they have a license to kill...and they will.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 9:43:22 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are know almost a police state?)
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To: Paladin2
I fully agree it should happen less often, everywhere, considering all the online information, databases and the like.

That, however, implies competence and enough 'give-a-d@mn' to get things right in the first place.

I think we are seeing less of that aspect, and that is something all the tools in the world won't offset.

35 posted on 01/18/2012 9:46:17 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Paladin2; Eaker

“After the shooting, the officer was seen being taken away in an ambulance”

Sudden cardiac death, hopefully.

I wonder what happens if somebody’s support dog is shot by a cop?

I know I have a tag with the 24/7 ADA legal defense sharks on the boy’s collar.

[just in case the cops miss all the big ass patches on his working harness]


36 posted on 01/18/2012 9:47:14 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander
“After the shooting, the officer was seen being taken away in an ambulance”

Don't be too sorry for the officer, he was most likely just covering his bases for his report and the reason the dog needed to be eliminated.
37 posted on 01/18/2012 9:50:40 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: hinckley buzzard

It -always- does.

In 1994, I was slammed face down over the hood of a city cop’s cruiser and brazenly groped, dry humped and molested during a ‘search stop’ which proved to be bogus.

Despite the testimonies of the other county sheriffs and state troopers who witnessed this mock rape, the city pig got *nothing*...not even a reprimand.

I suspect the phrase “internal investigation” is an inside joke.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 9:53:50 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Your right-I’m just much more familiar with 90lb+ GSD’s. Make no mistake—I’m incensed by the stupid abuse and killing of good dogs doing what nature or training have directed them to do. Hell the NFL pays a lot of money to a stone cold evil slimeball QB that did that for fun. As per your comment—a cocker spaniel would damage your ankle a territorially motivated GSD would crush your ankle, then your femur and then....as I said in my previous post—a moron owned this dog—you will assure bad manners by taking a really smart motivated dog and frustrate them with chaining.


39 posted on 01/18/2012 9:55:33 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: chrisinoc
Oh, I'm sure that dog was guilty of something.

/s

40 posted on 01/18/2012 9:55:43 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: hatfieldmccoy

May have been a neighborhood which does not allow visible fencing.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 9:57:09 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: X-spurt

I was alerting the Freeper who runs the Libertarian ping list. You do make interesting points.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 9:57:18 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: JSteff

“Feel sorry”?

I’m hoping they’d pulled the sheet over his face.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 10:00:12 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: SIDENET
He definitely was.

He was protecting his owner and his owner's property from illegal trespass and unwarranted search.

Bad dog!

/s

Soon they'll change it to the BATFD.

They're *not* going to be happy until you have absolutely -nothing- left with which to defend yourself from them.

Just watch.

44 posted on 01/18/2012 10:06:11 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: chrisinoc
...there will be an internal investigation.

What's the point?

We already know what the conclusion will be.

45 posted on 01/18/2012 10:08:52 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Salamander

I’m pretty no really sure that this was NOT one of those neighborhoods


46 posted on 01/18/2012 10:09:01 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Eaker

Hey buddy...getta load of *this*;

http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/pit-bull-walking-with-elderly-owner-confiscated-after-small-dog-launches-attack

Sounds fair, doesn’t it?

*That* is why I don’t let people drag their little dogs up to -leashed- Odin to “play” with him.

He would never start something but he will finish it.

When it all goes to hell, I know who’ll be taken away.


47 posted on 01/18/2012 10:11:29 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: I see my hands

Exactly.


48 posted on 01/18/2012 10:18:32 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Eaker

ditto


49 posted on 01/18/2012 10:25:08 PM PST by Charlespg
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I’m totally against chaining up dogs myself but given the option of the dog running loose and possibly getting killed [oh, the irony] at least the owner was responsible enough to keep the dog on his own property...for all the good it did him.

As far as I know, dogs do not recognize “uniforms of authority” and any dog will defend its home.

My back yard [where the dogs are let out] is fenced off from the front yard where any visitors might enter but if they disregard the signs and open the latched gate to the back yard, they’re in deep crap.

We have separated our property as much as possible to “dog space” and “people space”.

So far, 99% of the visitors have had the sense to not enter the “dog space”.

I can’t imagine a scenario in which cops would ever come here, unless I called them [not likely] but if that occurs, my dogs will remain _in the house_ the entire time.

God forbid I’ll have to jump between a cop with a gun and my dogs but I will.

I have before so it’s not gonna be a novel experience.


50 posted on 01/18/2012 10:26:00 PM PST by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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