Skip to comments.Police shoot, kill grandmother's dog after raiding wrong house (13 year-old pug named "Wrinkles")
Posted on 06/24/2010 8:21:50 PM PDT by Chet 99
WASHINGTON D.C. police are investigating after an officer shot and killed a dog that allegedly attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night.
Marietta Robinson, who lives at the address, said police were unjustified in killing the dog, which she put in the bathroom before police entered the home. Police were searching for her grandson, who the woman said hasnt lived there in so long, not even her 13-year-old dog knew what her grandson looked like.
An officer entered the bathroom over the 62-year-old womans protests and shot the dog, named Wrinkles. As many as eight shots may have been fired, Robinson said.
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Link to AP story on the shooting, which has a picture of the dog... it is a pug:
8 shots for a pug?!
A swift boot could have handled it.
Cowardly cops are all that’s allowed in DC with the coward in chief.
I generally support the police on anything, but I know Dogs and this was a friggin Pug. Cmon, let the little turd chew on your Pants and have Grandma get him.
Just another isolated incident...
The cops sure seem to be after Grannies. Read a story on FR today where they tazed an 86 year old granny. Must have been tea partiers. And the pug too.
>When do they start shooting people as SOP on serving a search warrant?
Soon; read this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2541050/posts
The granny said she doesn’t want any apology, she wants them all fired and hire somebody that knows what they’re doing.
Go grannie. Drugs or no drugs, when the cops go into a bathroom where they know a little dog is and shoot it eight times when granny warns them and begs them- I’m on grannies side.
Another needle-d***, trigger-happy oinker “saves the day”!!!!
Wow, if I hadn’t read the article, I’d have sworn that an LEO in Florida had done the shooting. This type of thing is more than just a little bit up their alley.
A pug? A pug?
Just wait, someone will be here shortly justifying this.
Something is mentally wrong with a man who would shoot a 13 year old smash faced pug. Keeping the officer on the force is a disaster waiting to happen.
If nothing else this moron should be laughed off of the team he was on. More likely than not, he’ll get a minor reprimand.
Personally, I wouldn’t want this guy within 10 miles of me while he has a loaded weapon and is conducting any type of “operation”.
Pugs: A known man-killer..........can’t be too careful just before Dunkin’s has a fresh batch due out.........
“I’ll get you and your little dog”.........
There’s not a lot of exposure to the various dog breeds, apart from pit bulls, in the ‘hood. I’m sorry to say it but that’s the truth.
It’s OK guys the shooting was justified. They found drug paraphenalia. We are now closer to winning the war on civil liberties! Um, I mean drugs......
At 13, the poor thing is probably blind and not moving quickly. They certainly can’t really be a threat to anyone!
They are great “alarm” dogs. I just can’t imagine why they had to shoot it.
The worst part is right in the headline. I could understand shooting the dog during, or even before raiding the wrong house. Afterwards they should be more interested in fixing the doors they kicked in. Cops 1, Innocent Pet Owner 0.
They shot and killed a PUG?!
A 13 year old PUG?!
They shot it EIGHT times?!
Abso-freakin-lutely NO excuse for that. None. Strong arm tactics like that, and boneheaded things like RAIDING THE WRONG HOUSE are what justifiably cause people to have real trust issues with “law enforcement.”
Hey, you wanna search my house? Knock on my door, in broad daylight, with a couple of uniforms and and if necessary a detective or two. FIRST THING, present me with the WARRANT. I’ll shut up my little dogs — who wouldn’t harm you ANYWAY. I’ll call my lawyer, and you can search my house. That’s Constitutional.
YOu bust down my door in the dead of night with weapons screaming and wake me from a sound sleep, ALL I know is some fools with guns are invading my home. And I start shooting the invaders — because THAT is what they INVITE by their tactics. Home invasions by criminals happen too often nowadays. When you can’t tell the difference between cops and criminals tactics — where does that leave the citizen at 3am as his door is kicked down by armed men in the dark shooting his dog...?
Oh Oh, goat granny better be careful.......GG
This week it’s Grannies. Next week could be Gramps turn.
Hope someone shoots this particular cop. 8 rounds ought to do it.
Oh no! Not again!
You’re right. Shooting the dog appears to be a SOP for police officers. I’m sure someone can explain the rationale for this.
But if any policeman shot my dog in my house, I'd track him down....at my age a little prison time would mean nothing...
Prince Valiant at your service!
In the LEO’s operations manual the first thing to do when invading the wrong house is to shoot the family dog ....
A holes....a holes with a badge.
There are too many things I could say in reply to that statement - all or most would get me in trouble with whatever federal trolls monitor the internet.
So, I'll comment on another part of the report:
Eight shots were heard - and from what I've seen reported involving police shootings, the poor little guy probably had a heart attack from the noise and any actual wounds would have come from tile fragments.
they SAW her put the dog in the bathroom = and they went after it. the dog ‘attacked” them - How much does a little pug weigh
How did they get so much blood on their hands that that had to wash them - and to wash them in her water cooler!
What kind of cretins are these?
Sweet Jesus, if it has been a pit bull, they would have nuked it from orbit.
What kind of trigger happy wimp would shoot a pug?
Exactly! Minus the dogs the same thing applies here. As I have posted many times before, to serve as a legal public notice, I do not recognize no-knock warrants as Constitutionally legal instruments. All unannounced forced entries will be treated as armed home invasions. I may or may not use all the lethal force at my command to repel them as I so choose. If I stack up a pile of bodies and live through the invasion I will not apologize to anyone and there will not be any admissions of guilt or remorse.
Shot 8 times.
It must have peed on his shoe or sumpthin . . .
What is there to discuss. We are obviously living in a different country than what I grew up in. There is NO LEGAL EXCUSE for the police to treat people (even druggies) in this manner. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Where are we heading since this has become the norm.
What is there to discuss. We are obviously living in a different country than what I grew up in. There is NO LEGAL EXCUSE for the police to treat people (even druggies) in this manner. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Where are we headed since this has become the norm.
The dog was a pitbull mix according to another news outlet and weighed around 100 lbs. Also the dog apparently bit an officer.
May not excuse the shooting, but we are not talking about a lap dog here.
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Would it be too much to ask for you to post a link to this other article? Still doesn’t justify shooting a dog that the owner has put in another room, though.
I wonder how many killers invade homes and yell “Police!” We’ll never know because the residents were killed by the invaders who yelled “police”.