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Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog
WLS-TV ^ | July 29, 2014 | Karen Jordan

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 ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
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The LEO cannot appeal the termination:

http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/29/cop-shoots-dog-on-friday-gets-fired-on-m

1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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WOOOF!

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2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:57:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: All

LEOs are shooting dogs, when we have this chaos on the border. Make friends.... make enemies.... Observers are watching.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:59:17 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: chrisinoc

Filth-bag shoots pet, gets fired, no pension. Perhaps sanity is beginning to prevail. I hope.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 8:02:38 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: chrisinoc

Horribly written article.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 8:03:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: chrisinoc

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: loungitude
"Filth-bag shoots pet, gets fired, no pension. Perhaps sanity is beginning to prevail. I hope."

Ditto.

7 posted on 07/30/2014 8:06:48 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: miss marmelstein
Horribly written article.

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 =>

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"...the officer, identified as Robert Norris..."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/28/chicago-cop-kills-dog-front-6-year-old-owner-witne/

8 posted on 07/30/2014 8:24:53 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

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...


9 posted on 07/30/2014 8:30:06 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: chrisinoc

Bookmark


10 posted on 07/30/2014 8:38:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: loungitude

Especially here in Illinois where it is badly needed


11 posted on 07/30/2014 8:43:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: miss marmelstein
Perhaps it could use a little sprucing up at that, but the main point is that Robert Norris, the Illinois police officer who shot and killed a little girl's dog in front of her, has been fired.
12 posted on 07/30/2014 8:44:38 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: chrisinoc

Good. More of this please.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: chrisinoc
"The LEO cannot appeal the termination: "

Bet the farm he or she does.

14 posted on 07/30/2014 9:12:49 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

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.”


15 posted on 07/30/2014 9:16:02 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

Good.

More cops need to be fired and lose their pensions. They are out of control and need to be reined in.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 9:21:38 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: chrisinoc

The fees for the family to adopt another dog from the local shelter should be waived or paid for by the fired officer.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 9:33:28 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: moviefan8; null and void
More cops need to be fired and lose their pensions. They are out of control and need to be reined in.

There are several badgelickers on FR that would argue otherwise...........

18 posted on 07/30/2014 9:38:46 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: chrisinoc

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.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 10:08:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Different case. That officer has resigned => http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3185518/posts


20 posted on 07/30/2014 10:22:25 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: chrisinoc

Needs to happen more often.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 10:42:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Ken H

Thanks, I got them mixed up.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: chrisinoc

now let the lawsuit begin. i hope they can get blood from the pathological ass.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 10:57:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: doorgunner69

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.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 11:01:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: chrisinoc
I wish we had a better story tp help and understand the outcome.

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.

25 posted on 07/30/2014 11:35:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: NonValueAdded

This may help => http://google.com


26 posted on 07/31/2014 12:00:18 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: chrisinoc

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.’


27 posted on 07/31/2014 4:59:37 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
“In most cities it seems to be open season on people’s dogs.”

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.

28 posted on 07/31/2014 6:42:00 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Ken H

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?


29 posted on 07/31/2014 5:49:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: NonValueAdded

make that from writing, not for writing. Firing my editor ...


30 posted on 07/31/2014 6:08:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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