Skip to comments.Cops Shoot Family Dog Just Because
Posted on 06/28/2013 9:52:04 PM PDT by Altariel
CHICAGO (CN) - Police officers in a Chicago suburb sat in front of a home for 20 minutes, then without any provocation shot the family dog, who had been calmly sitting on the front porch, the dog's owner claims in court.
Randy Green sued the Village of South Holland, police Officer Chad Barden and other unknown officers, in Federal Court.
South Holland, pop. 21,000, is a southern suburb of Chicago.
"On Sunday, July 22, 2012, two South Holland Police Officers arrived in separate vehicles at the home of Randy Green between 9-10 am, to investigate a purported dog off-leash (at large)," the complaint states.
"Upon information and belief, a caller had identified the dog at large as 'a big old gray dog runnin' around.' The caller made no mention of the dog being dangerous, vicious, or aggressive. ...
"The two South Holland officers arrived while plaintiff Randy Green and his family were asleep inside of their home, and where Mr. Green's Cane Corso dog, Grady, was sitting on the front porch.
"Upon information and belief, the chain holding Grady in the Green family backyard had popped, allowing Grady to be off leash on and around Mr. Green's residence.
"Both South Holland officers were equipped with dog-catching poles in the trunks of their vehicles, but neither attempted to use the dog-catching poles to capture the purported dog at large.
"South Holland officer Chad Barden stood, with his gun drawn, near the Green family home while the dog Grady sat on the front porch.
"The accompanying South Holland officer stood, leaning against his own police vehicle, approximately 100 feet away from Officer Chad Barden.
"The dog Grady walked past both officers on more than one occasion without incident, thereafter lazily returning to the front porch of the Green residence.
"At no time did the dog Grady make physical contact with either officer.
"The South Holland police officers stood outside the Green family home for approximately twenty minutes.
"At this time, the dog Grady approached Officer Barden again as he was standing nearest the Green family home.
"Shortly thereafter, Officer Barden shot the dog Grady three times for no reason."
Grady, wounded, ran into the back yard and Green "rushed outside" to help him and take him to a vet.
Citing an "Expert Report," Green claims that "video surveillance footage from the Green family residence revealed the absence of any charging, lunging or showing of teeth by the dog Grady and instead showed the dog Grady seeking 'greater distance between the officer and himself,' displaying 'calming [body] signals' by 'looking away from the officers and showing his [Grady's] flank,' and moving in a 'trot.'" (Brackets in complaint.)
The family immediately "took Grady to an emergency veterinary facility where Grady was treated," the complaint states.
Meanwhile, "South Holland police officers walked onto the residential property of Randy Green, including his backyard and other private areas near his home," Green claims.
A month later, South Holland police delivered a letter accusing Green of having a dangerous dog.
Green seeks damages for unreasonable seizure, trespass, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the Illinois Humane Care for Animals Act, and malicious prosecution.
He is represented by Anna Morrison-Ricordati.
The main unit not only has USB jacks to offload video to storage drives, it can connect to my DVD recorder, as well.
I can archive the video in several ways.
The menu even includes a function specifically for archiving videos.
Pretty cool gizmo, really.
“muzzles hate dogs.”
I personally know one dog who returns the favor.
He can smell the evil.
[he also growls at ‘trannies’..draw your own conclusions, there]
I'll always regret not owning a golf club of some sort.
A golf ball perched on his head would have been really funny. ...:)
As it was, he just grabbed the leather thingy and played with it...LOL
[Honey Dobe don't care]
Now file a USC983 suit against them. Then file trespassing charges, reckless endangerment, and mopery with intent to creep.
Once the lawsuits are settled and these creeps are bankrupt and no longer police officers the real fun can begin.
I want to hear the other side.
But as it is, this sounds absolutely ridiculous. I can’t even count the ways.
Do they not have animal control in that district? Why didn’t the complainant call the pound? Maybe animal people would better handle this. Don’t know why you’d call police about a loose dog.
Where did I miss that this was a Corso (pit bull derivative)?
Don’t mistake this for defending bad acting cops but
essentially accusing people of signing up for a job where
they would rather do paperwork than be in the field
borders on asinine. I work in a similar field where negative
interaction with people requires report writing before
one goes home after shift. Nobody wants to invite extra
paperwork upon themselves. Those that might would
be called “office staff” and that is where they would stay.
“The two South Holland officers arrived while plaintiff Randy Green and his family were asleep inside of their home, and where Mr. Green’s Cane Corso dog, Grady, was sitting on the front porch.”
Corsos are a much older mastiff breed.
That, he is.
And his new “little sister” [she is closely related to him by bloodlines] is going to follow in his paw-steps.
At just 3 months, shes already ‘guarding’.
Any body; cop, or any one else hurts my boys or girls they will be going to the morgue. I don’t care about prison and I really don’t care about the assholes family.
Yeah, I skimmed some too much.
As far as Corsos, confusing them with Presas.
Lucas the pit bull was a sweet dog with a huge and great heart only doing what his owner forced him to do and he pleased his owner as he was the best at what he was forced to do.
POS Michael Vick can kiss my ass.
Presas are an old breed, too.
Now, if only life imitated art....
Because too many people have been conditioned to “call the authorities” rather than take care of a matter themselves, neighbor to neighbor.
Because too many people think calling 911 is appropriate for everything ranging from drive-thru order errors to calling to complain about a headache or a toothache.