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Skip to comments.Caught on camera: Cops kill dog (AFTER being tethered to catch pole by animal control officer)
Posted on 11/27/2012 11:34:39 AM PST by Arthurio
Residents of a Commerce City, Colorado neighborhood say police went too far when they shot a dog on Saturday.
The moments before the dog was shot to death were recorded by a neighbor on a cell phone.
When Kenny Collins called police about an unfamiliar dog loose in his neighborhood, he had no idea his neighbor was dog sitting for a relative.
He had no idea it would end with the dog dead.
"I called police because I saw a dog wandering loose out front," Collins said.
Collins' neighbor was watching a large breed dog for her cousin who was out of town for the holidays. The woman, who did not want to comment at this time, said she left the 3-year-old dog named Chloe in the garage when she left to go shopping. She thought she closed the garage upon leaving, but it seems the dog tripped the sensor forcing the garage door open. That's when Chloe started roaming the neighborhood.
"He never came at me in an aggressive manner," Collins said.
He said he never feared the dog, but just wanted animal control to pick it up since it was loose. But, when two police officers arrived, things took a different turn. Collins' son shot video with a cell phone of the whole incident.
"He's basically back in the garage or whatever, staying away from police," Collins said.
Collins said for about 30 minutes, the dog just sat inside the open garage door near her bed while officers decided what to do.
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A human could very easily have been killed.
:: “I called police because I saw a dog wandering loose out front,” Collins said. ::
Poor baby! “It’s not my fault!” Would you have called if you saw a neighbor wearing a gun on their hip too?
Civic duty; pshaw.
Pull up your big-boy panties and find out to whom the dog belongs before calling in the “compliance at the point of a gun” folks.
Just another hero shooting the dogs other people aren’t strong enough to shoot.
That’s what i was wondering. Why the heck do you call 911 just because a dog is wandering around. Animal control MAYBE but 911???
One less pit bull.
I hope this cop’s career ends quickly. He’s a menace.
The police officer is solely and 100% responsible for his actions. Who called animal control or etc. is totally irrelevant.
This is practice.
The animal control vehicle was struck by a stray bullet and there were people and kids all over the neighborhood.
Another cop who should not be a cop.
Well, he's more likely to receive a commendation for his "heroism." If he does face action, union rules will ensure that he has able to retire on full salary for stress disability leave due to the trauma of seeing a dog die.
Well, the cop was primarily at fault. But it still makes no sense to call 911 because you see a loose, well-behaved dog walking down the street.
I agree... Heck the dog was in the back of its owners garage standing next to its bed when they place a noose around its neck and tasered it. The should allow the officer the same experience so he learns compassion... No bullets, just taser!
Good Thing Kenny had his Obama-phone to record the event.
Not a pit. Even if it was, that dog was scared and hanging by its bed until she was shot. Then after they grabbed her on the catch pole, the cop shot four more times, hitting the animal control vehicle in the street where bystanders were watching.
Cops are the ones off the leash.
Not in the least. This mope, depending on the nanny state is culpable.
Some of these guys won’t have any compassion no matter what you do. I remember reading a study where a psychologist concluded that anyone who wanted to be a police officer should be prohibited from being a police officer because they were overwhelmingly shown to be people with control issues. Not that all police are sociopaths, but after years of seeing their behavior in New Orleans after Katrina and of a few years of seeing how “Shoot the dog!” is an official cop pastime it is quite clear that too many cops are, indeed, sociopaths.
30 minutes just watching a dog?! Must be nice to be on the tax-payers' dime with no accountability of how working hours are spent.
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