Skip to comments.Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")
Posted on 11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST by Arthurio
To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities."
To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely.
"He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background.
"He doesn't want to play," one officer is heard commenting. About a minute later, another officer says, "I'll shoot him. Let's just go shoot him," according to the lawsuit and dash-camera audio.
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Yep, seems too many cops just LOOOOOOVE to shoot people’s dogs as an expression of their contempt for the communities they supposedly serve. They shoot the people, too, when they think they can get away with it.
Poor dog - dumb cops!
Good grief, cops can handle jerks and punks, get ‘sensitivity training’ on all sorts of human groups, but don’t know the simplest things about dogs? Or is it just a sadistic streak in some of them?
When I was Base Police @ NAS Fallon, NV in the Mid-80s the ONLY time I came even CLOSE to un-holstering my weapon was in Navy Housing when a BIG BLack Dog(someone’s pet/breed unknown) had scaled the backyard fence and was running the neighborhood. Anyway We (my partner and I) arrived on the scene and was trying to 1. find out where the dog came from and 2. put it back in the yard. I tried to call the dog and this dog(HE WAS HUGE) growled twice and I reached down and unfastened my retainer strap that held my weapon in the holster and PRAYED “Lord PLEASE don’t make me have to SHOOT this dog(1. The Paperwork for an expended US Navy Bullet in the Mid-80s was HORRENDOUS and 2. I did not want to have to kill somebody’s pet). Anyway he(or she) growled again and scaled the fence and got back into the yard(hopefully the right one). We issued the occupants a ticket for having their pet unsecured. I then breathed a sigh of releif.
I wonder if Lora Perry’s rights were violated as well?
This is just sad. I thought their job was to call animal control. I hope these 3 lose their jobs.
The “right thing” is for these two cops to vanish without a trace. Period
Yeah, funny how that works eh?
Now had you or I done this....
This article made me CRY!
Newfies are nothing but giant, sweet slobbery babies.
I’ve never seen a mean one, ever.
That poor family.
I’d be out for serious revenge if someone did this to either of my dogs.
I can see animal cruelty coming. You can be arrested in some places for shooting rats; in Ohio you need a permit to shoot rats in your own cellar.
If that were my dog criminal charges of any kind would be the least of these cop’s problems.
Same here - they would know no peace. For starters I’d be wearing a t-shirt that had “These cops shot and killed my dog” with their pic’s and of my dog on it.
Way too many of these stories lately. Way too many!
Dang, it's even worse than I thought.
It does conjure up memories of those Crossman pump pellet rifles though!!
Contemptible, disgraceful, and disgusting!
"Shoot 'em," Bruneio yelled before a shot rang out and Lasso fell to the ground
Dogs KNOW that cops are not their friends.
Saw it on FARK and some news site but yeah ...
Shoot a police dog = be treated as though you shot a police officer.
Shoot a private citizen’s dog = “It was just a dog....”
I've put barking dogs back in their yard after they jumped on the gate, opened it and came out to "visit" with my dog.
How hard would it be to get the dog back in the yard and raise the fence? What is the point of getting a dog license if the gov't doesn't use the paid for data to protect and serve?
Cops are always acting stupidly when it comes to pet dogs.
The dog wasn't even barking at the LEOs when shot. Even more reason to make them accountable.
And cops wonder why some people call them pigs.
Justice for ice. Check it out on Facebook. Another dog shot down for no good reason. It’ll break your heart
I don’t know folks, the officers spent an hour trying to corral the animal. It is true that animal control doesn’t work on sundays in many places. Taser’s can work on animals but I don’t think it is always effective. This is one of the reasons why I put a catch pole in each of my patrol cars. I learned once from a Sgt when I was a road officer a little trick; I had 2 large dogs that were about a block from home. The male was agressive when I approached. My sgt suggested that I open the back door of my car and step back. Both dogs jumped into the back seat. Domesticated obviously. I have used that since but the catch poles would have worked.
Another one was this Chicago cop shot the family pet in the yard behind a fence. Cop said she was 'feard for her life' - it was a cocker spaniel.
In the past if I saw a cop in trouble my first thought would be how can I help. Now if I saw a cop in trouble I would think maybe they deserve the ass whooping they are getting.
“Shoot a police dog = be treated as though you shot a police officer.
Shoot a private citizens dog = It was just a dog”
“Some druggie mad at the mayor said he had dope.”
And yet, LEOs still insist “criminal informants are reliable sources of information” and persist in using them (and claim to be STUNNED, STUNNED when the information turns out to be, in fact, falsified.
If only more officers would use that trick.
I will sign that petition.
THis has gotten totally out of line. These guys think thye can shoot anyone or anything and walk away. If they loose in court, the taxpayers pick up the bill.
We need civilian review boards - NOW.
We don’t want these “COWARDS” as police officers. They are afraid of “DOGS”???? What if they came in contact with a dangerous criminal?
I was a residential plumber for over 30 years. I have been to, somewhere in the neighborhood, of 15,000 homes. Many had dogs. Many owners were not home. In all that time I was only bitten, I mean nipped, twice by an ankle biters while the owners stood right there. (Beware Poodles! Shoot on sight!)
I only felt in danger to the point I would have to defend myself, twice. Once a chained dog went berserk every time I passed him. Had he broken the chain, I was sure he would attack me as he was in a frenzy. It didn’t, he didn’t.
The other time, a neighbors dog came charging across the empty lot between the houses. He was at full speed. It didn’t look like he was going to stop. I expected him to jump for my throat when he reached me. I dropped my tools except for the 18” pipe wrench I was carrying. I was preparing to time my swing with his launch and hit him in the head with all my strength, probably killing him. At the last second, the owner whistled for the dog and he stopped dead in his tracks and returned home.
Was he actually going to jump for my throat? I don’t know. He did show me that he could stop on a dime. Maybe he was trying to scare me (it worked) and would stop short of me and just bark.
First of all it’s a DOG! It’s not a bear. It’s not a wolf. These are GROWN MEN who are so afraid of being “bitten” by a dog, that they shoot people’s pets first and ask questions later.
In all the cases I have seen, the dogs were NOT attacking, only protecting/defending, as dogs are wired to do.
Agree. We're only hearing a fraction of these cases...
A guy who lived across the street from my parent's house on Detroit's East Side had a great dane that he used to occasionally leave in the back yard when he left for work in his Sears appliance repair van, leaving his old car in the front driveway.
About a half hour before the guy returned from work, the dog would casually jump the fence and jump onto the car and lie on the front hood waiting for him......It was hilarious to see this.
Which do today’s cops love more? Shooting dogs or eating doughnuts?