Skip to comments.Salt Lake City Police Try to Address Outrage Over Dog Shooting
Posted on 06/21/2014 3:22:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Fenced backyard » Dog killed on its home ground, questions arise over why nonlethal response wasnt used first.
The Salt Lake City Police Department is trying to get ahead of public outrage over an officers shooting of an alleged aggressive dog in its fenced backyard during a neighborhood search for a child later found asleep in his own basement.
The 3-year-old boy, described as non-verbal and unresponsive to his name being called, was reported missing by his parents from his home near 2500 South and Fillmore Street (1400 East) about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A door-to-door neighborhood search ensued.
The child was located about the same time one of the searching police officers entered the backyard of absent neighbor Sean Kendells home. The officer claimed Kendells 2-year-old, 110-pound Weimaraner, "Geist," aggressively confronted him. Two shots were fired, killing the dog.
SLCPD said that given the emergency nature of the search, when there was no answer to knocks on the front door of Kendells home at 2400 S. 1500 East, the officer unaware the boy had been found decided to entered the backyard to look for the boy.
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The police didn’t actually SEARCH the house? They merely called out for the boy?
Oh my. I think the dog owner might win a lawsuit.
If that were my dog the cop would be a dead man walking.
He is now.
Too bad we can’t ping William Wegman.
Yeah, the Baltimore PD has really taken their pet killing to the next level, haven’t they?
They will say the cop was only following policies and procedures. Nothing to see - here’s a letter of apology, we’re good now, right?
That is possible, but then the tax payers foot the bill. This stuff will not stop, till the JBTs are held personally responsible, which might never happen.
These cops need to pause for a moment to consider how vulnerable they are when out in public.
You’re correct. Personal liability is the only cure but it will never happen unless they murder a banker or his dog.
Well, at least the Salt Lake City cops went home safe and sound at the end of the day after killing the dog. Too bad they couldn’t have found a homeless man or two to execute also. That’s our policy and we’re sticking to it, citizens. Move along, there’s nothing to see here. /sarcasm/
“Youre correct. Personal liability is the only cure but it will never happen unless they murder a banker or his dog.”
The entire point of having LE is to provide personal liability, criminally at least, for the citizens. The same people providing that accountability want to refuse any for themselves, except as how they and their brother officers define it. Of course that incestuous relationship doesn’t see ANY responsibility for officers.
The worst is, the hypocrites and their boot lickers don’t see why that is a problem.
People who aren’t held to account usually don’t behave like they are accountable. And that DEFINES modern law enforcement attitudes about everything from killings, criminal activities, to how they choose to address the public with a total lack of any respect for citizens as people.
And then they wonder why people rooted for that Dorner nut?
I do not recall ever hearing of a Weim attacking anyone...unless they just happened to have a grouse tied around their neck.
Maybe the cop just bought a new gun and wanted to kill something with it in order to break it in and the dog was a perfect target.
Maybe we should be glad it was not a 9 year old little boy running at him with a plastic bat and the cop felt threatened.