Skip to comments.Police Go to Wrong House, Kill Family's German Shepherd
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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Of course not. Try randomly shooting a K9 and see what happens.
Worlds most expensive Shepherd.
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.”
I hope so, but doubt it.
Fire his ass.
The officers response was to, crap pants, shoot and kill the dog. there fixed it.
The dog was on a chain and the cop still shot the dog. What??
It lunged and could’a broken the chain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If a cop gets shot after killing a dog I will have no sympathy.
“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.
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.
... IN A PRIVATE GARAGE!
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.....
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!!!
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.
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?
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?
Yelp of a DOG..
darn fingers and phone.
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.
Anybody that takes that bet is an idiot. Cops are like James Bond 007-they have a license to kill...and they will.
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.
“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]
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.
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.
May have been a neighborhood which does not allow visible fencing.
I was alerting the Freeper who runs the Libertarian ping list. You do make interesting points.
I’m hoping they’d pulled the sheet over his face.
He was protecting his owner and his owner's property from illegal trespass and unwarranted search.
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.
What's the point?
We already know what the conclusion will be.
I’m pretty no really sure that this was NOT one of those neighborhoods
Hey buddy...getta load of *this*;
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.
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.
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