Skip to comments.Dog shot by officers serving warrant at wrong house
Posted on 01/23/2014 4:01:16 PM PST by Arthurio
By Rachel Leigh, Content Manager - email
HOLLY HILL, FL (WFLX) - A man in Holly Hill is demanding an apology after his dog was shot when police raided the owner's house last week.
Richard Stotler says the officers were at his house to serve a warrant, but the only problem was they had the wrong address.
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Some idiot shows up at my house “by mistake” and shoots my dog . . .
I second that.
Don’t these cops have pepper spray?
I have used it before and it is unbelievably effective. I would guess even more effective than shooting them in the short time.
I wonder what would happen - as a private citizen knowing you’ve done nothign wrong - and someone shows up and starts breaking your door down shouting “police” - and you are yourself and defend yourself on hat you think are actual criminals saying “police” just to get in...like a fake raid...but the home owner not believing it’s the REAL POLICE - start firing and shooting actual officers...what would happen???
understand - I’m prior law enforcement - and this very incident is something we went over in training and out in the field - NOT to get the wrong house!
Justice would permit the owner to shoot, but not kill, the officer. Just one shot, though.
If I’m on the jury, he walks.
Is it me, or is the “cops kill dog” story becoming a daily occurence?
Dead men tell no tales. My bet is that the homeowner is quickly ventilated by the hormone-soaked jackboots along with any pets, children, elderly, etc. I’ve gone over this scenario in my mind hundreds of times. I know where I would sit/stand, how I would shoot, where I would shoot, what loads I have in my weapons, and various scenarios at the range including shooting without my glasses, left-handed shooting, and around-the-corner shooting at a local “Hogan’s alley” range.
I don’t expect to live through the confrontation, but I certainly hope that any survivors think twice before raiding a house.
I’ve worked in detail-oriented IT for over 20 years. We check everything three times to make sure we’re doing the right thing. That doesn’t mean mistakes don’t happen, but they’re rare; AND they don’t involve risk of death. If I were a cop, I would check and double-check that paperwork to make sure the addresses match up before following a jugheaded thug into someone’s home.
An armed home invasion is an armed home invasion regardless of who is committing it. It should be met with a lethal response.
What would happen to a citizen who shot a police dog just out of the blue and then came up with some SOB story....It looked at me wrong?
Why you’d probably be looking at 25 to life, peasant.
I’m stealing Your post for use in an E-Mail!
“I wonder what would happen...”
Might be covered in Indiana:
I think once they use pepper spray they have to turn it in for a fresh one, even if used once. Bullets are cheaper.
there have been gangs of criminals across the country dressing up as cops and doing just this. google it, you’ll see them.
I was not saying I would do that. I was saying that “if” I did that that the same thing that the the police would do to me is what “should” happen to a police officer doing the same thing against me or anyone else. There should be a prison for doggie killer cops that is shared with terrorists and ample time for mingling. That would be karma.
Cops screw up. Cops lie about it, and cops love to shoot dogs. The best thing to do is take away their guns.
Vlkommen Sie zu Amerika!!!!
I can’t wait for the first time for that to happen.
It’s not you.....it happens on average at LEAST once a day in America.
Because I'm thinking a lot of guys would step inside with other plans.
I am wondering kind of the same thing, except that the question after the homeowner retrieved a shotgun is “where do you live so that I can show you know how this feels?”
Well, the good news is that no Nazis died in this botched attempt at keeping the population under control. And, they don’t care about what happens next time because they are being protected by local government, the courts, the unions, the prosecutors, and their fellow law enforcement officers.
What happens when good people go bad.
Happens way to often to be considered accidental, nowadays.
Just my personal opinion and observation.
I don't have any factual, government provided statistics to back that up. Just a pervasive “intuition” that something is horribly wrong.
I wonder if this is how the people in Russia, China and Germany felt,several decades ago.
Out here in Bumpkinworld, we had a rapist with an “unmarked car” setup [dash lights, etc] and a uniform pulling women over on I70.
We were told we should drive to a well lit, populated area or the nearest police station before pulling over for “cops”.
Couple years back a group of feral girls were creating trouble at a shopping plaza we happened to be at and every cop in the area showed up to assist.
One undercover cop, if I had had him try to approach me anywhere else, I’d have sicced the Dobes on him.
Crappy junk car, no marks or lights, shabby clothes, scruffy, Serpico-fallen-on-hard-times look.
How am I supposed to *know* who’s who, until it’s too late?
The funny side was the one feral’s mama came tearing in and started asking questions of witnesses.
She asked us if we’d seen any “excessive force” used and I said yeah, your girl really belted that cop in the face harder than she had to.
I thought she was gonna pop a gasket.
The crowd of bystanders was *not* sympathetic to the ferals.
Its happened, occasionally the victim survives.
If only these dog owners could sue the pants off the city every time this happened, maybe this carp would stop.
Actually, there was a guy - Atlanta area, I think - to whom it happened. Bad neighborhood, fleeing perp who’d run into an adjoining apartment unit, cops who pursued him to the *wrong* unit & busted in on an innocent father who flopped onto his kid to protect him while firing.
Whether the cops survived or not, the father went to prison for firing on them, even tho IMHO no reasonable person could blame a man for doing what comes natural when wakened by his door getting busted in.
As everyone who responded - I would agree that the homeowner has a right to defend his property and that no charges should be leveled against him/her. No arrest - and an investigation on the officers who mistakenly got the wrong address.
I live in Indiana and I am well aware of Iraqi insurgents dressing up as Iraqi police and having very successful raid attempts at killing US troops - several of which I aided in response after the fact!
As one of you pointed out, this has happened in the US - a tactic we all should prepare for and some have already gone through the rock drills as such!
Cops need to be held accountable for their actions - and raids are complicated events - no room for mistakes!
This collage breaks my heart.
If you fire on law enforcement - everyone in the house will be killed.
I agree, sue. But not the city. Sue the individual cops involved in the raid, personally, civilly, attach all their assets. Sue the individual that got the address wrong.
Cops should have to pay for and carry individual malfeasance insurance. And when their premiums get too high, they need to find another line of work.
5 SWAT Officers, 71 Bullets, and they admitted that no shot was fired at them before they shot. The family won a lawsuit, but no amount of money will bring back that little boy’s father.
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