Skip to comments.Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog
Posted on 07/30/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT by chrisinoc
A suburban Chicago police officer has been fired after the shooting death of a family dog that has outraged a small community. Witnesses say an officer from the Hometown Police Department shot and killed the dog in front of its owners.
On Monday, Eyewitness News spoke with the family who lost their pet.
Alexis Gamino loves animals, but is especially fond of her dog, Apollo, a 14-month old German shepherd-pit bull mix.
(Excerpt) Read more at 6abc.com ...
LEOs are shooting dogs, when we have this chaos on the border. Make friends.... make enemies.... Observers are watching.
Filth-bag shoots pet, gets fired, no pension. Perhaps sanity is beginning to prevail. I hope.
Horribly written article.
To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.
Yeah, they don't even mention the name of the officer. The police officer who shot and killed a 6-year old girl's dog in front of her has been identified as ROBERT NORRIS =>
"...the officer, identified as Robert Norris..."
I had to read it two or three times - did the dog fall on the floor, did the little girl fall on the floor? I didn’t even understand how the dog really got out of the house...
Especially here in Illinois where it is badly needed
Good. More of this please.
Bet the farm he or she does.
Not according to the reason.com link.
“ABC7 identified the police officer only as a 15-year-veteran of the force. Forsyth told me this morning he would not be releasing the name of the fired officer but also said there is no built-in arbitration or appeals process for the now ex-cop to turn to. He suggested the officer, like any employee fired by his employer, could launch a lawsuit if he wanted, but confirmed that the officer was no longer with the department and would not be drawing a pension.”
More cops need to be fired and lose their pensions. They are out of control and need to be reined in.
The fees for the family to adopt another dog from the local shelter should be waived or paid for by the fired officer.
There are several badgelickers on FR that would argue otherwise...........
He threatened to arrest them if they tried to take the shot dog to the vet, too. Blocked their car with his in their driveway and refused to move it. No authority at all for that - any threat that he claimed the dog made was clearly neutralized by the shooting. He just wanted the dog... evidence... dead.
This is some sick sh*t.
Different case. That officer has resigned => http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3185518/posts
Needs to happen more often.
Thanks, I got them mixed up.
now let the lawsuit begin. i hope they can get blood from the pathological ass.
i bet those badgelickers are cops, ex-cops or have cops in their families.
i had cops in my family and i know what it’s like. i am not a fan of their brotherhood and the lying for each other, and for trumped charges, and for “officer courtesy” getting out of crap cops skewer regular peons for.
Echlin says Apollo had run out of the front door. Hometown police had been alerted...
Alerted? to what and by whom? Were the police called by the owner because a dangerous animal was loose? Or a neighbor who had a previous unpleasant encounter with the dog? Goes to frame of mind, your honor. Now, we do have the firing so perhaps this was not the case and in Hometown it is normal to call in loose dogs to the po po. But I'd at least want to know more about that "alerted" factoid.
This may help => http://google.com
If this happened more often the constant dog shootings would be seriously curtailed. In most cities it seems to be open season on people’s dogs. The unspoken policy appears to be ‘You will never be punished for shooting a dog. Ever.’
Not in Orange County CA. In a population of 3 million people I can think of only one police-shoots-dog incident in years. That one was justified as the loose dogs attacked people.
I'd also guarantee there is no dog shooting incidents involving Maricopa County Sheriff. Joe Arpaio would have the deputy out of the department within hours.
You miss my point. Should journalists be let off the hook for writing an informative article simply because the reader has a tool to fill in the holes? Or should I be railing about editors who pare down a well-written article by stripping out context for the sentences they let survive their hack?
make that from writing, not for writing. Firing my editor ...
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