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Clifton Police Detective Accidentally Shot In Bloomfield Pit Bull Incident
Baristanet ^ | 07/22/2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A Clifton Police detective accidentally shot himself after a pit-bull charged at him in the Township of Bloomfield.

Yesterday, at 3:40 p.m. two Clifton Police detectives were investigating an incident that occurred in Clifton and led them to the 100 block of Harrison Street in Bloomfield.

As the detectives knocked on the door of the location an occupant open the door of the house when a pit-bill ran out of the house and charged at the detectives . One of the detectives (a 16 year veteran of the Clifton P.D.) fired one shot from his service weapon striking his hand and the pit-bull. The detective was rushed to a nearby hospital and is presently listed in stable condition.

The second detective(a veteran also) was not injured and did not fire his weapon. The dog was injured, removed by animal control and rendered aid.

The investigation is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau and the Clifton Police Internal Affairs.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; copshootsdog; dogping; dogsofpeace; donutwatch; pitbull; pitbullterrier
Well, shoot!
1 posted on 07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dog shoots cop?


2 posted on 07/24/2014 12:22:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Bout time they started shooting back.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 12:23:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Dog shoots cop?

Dammit you beat me to it.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: null and void

Cop Shoot Dog (and Himself) Ping


5 posted on 07/24/2014 12:24:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

not really sorry for the detective. we’re always told they are the gun and situational ‘experts’, i guess in his judgment he really needed to be shot.

when they shot and kill dogs for or homeowners who deend themselves in no-knock raids and destroy houses and doors, there are no apologies and they high-five each other and as long as they all go home it’s a success and leo immunity is freaking awesome.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 12:24:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

deend == defend

tablet, typing fast


7 posted on 07/24/2014 12:25:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sorry, but after all of the unnecessary shootings of dogs by cops, I can only say:


8 posted on 07/24/2014 12:26:57 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who cares? How’s the innocent dog who was just doing his duty as a dog?


9 posted on 07/24/2014 12:28:01 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I was about to say that it was about time that dogs started shooting back.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 12:37:04 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's hard to shoot yourself in the hand when you have a proper two-handed grip on the gun.
11 posted on 07/24/2014 12:41:55 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

His gun may have discharged on its own...


12 posted on 07/24/2014 1:00:32 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Responsibility2nd

why do they automatically reach for their gun instead of their tazer when it comes to a dog?

Bullets tend to travel, sometimes in a human homeowner direction. Isn’t a tazer the safer, saner choice?


13 posted on 07/24/2014 1:11:00 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Ken H

Smart gun, eh?


14 posted on 07/24/2014 1:17:24 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Right!!

So lets see a pic of this “Pit Bull”

More like a Yellow Lab happy to see ya no doubt.

Sorry, at this point I never believe the cops


15 posted on 07/24/2014 3:14:42 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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16 posted on 07/24/2014 7:10:13 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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17 posted on 07/24/2014 7:12:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“not really sorry for the detective. we’re always told they are the gun and situational ‘experts’, i guess in his judgment he really needed to be shot.”

Maybe the cop realized what a piece of trash he was.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 8:05:39 PM PDT by LevinFan
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To: blueplum

Going by the poorly written article, they were at the door and the dog launched right out the door. You do whatever you can fast.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 8:20:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: MrB

Since the dog didn’t attack him after he shot himself, I think all cops should shoot themselves to avoid a dog attack.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 9:44:48 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: I want the USA back

It is unwise to not secure a dog when opening a door, *however*, depending on where one lives, having a dog right at the door when you open it could very well mean life or death.

I have a door ~before~ my exterior door so the dogs do not interact with visitors...unless I want them to.

It says the dog was taken and attended to for its injury.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 9:51:41 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Poor doggy


22 posted on 07/25/2014 8:01:37 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. who knew?)
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