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?
If the cops had no reason to approach the dog, it would not have pursued them. If the dog perceived that the cops were a threat to it's family, it would have stood it's ground and just barked.
Unless the dog was foaming at the mouth or acting erratically, there was no reason to kill the animal.
This is sad.