Skip to comments.Cop shoots, kills family dog(GA)
Posted on 12/21/2010 4:02:07 AM PST by marktwain
A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked.
But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night.
Hes a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but hes never bitten anyone.
A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn't, the officer shot and killed the animal in its yard, Daniel said.
The police department has launched an internal investigation into the incident and will not discuss the incident until it is completed, Sgt. Otis Willis said Monday afternoon.
The officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a call reporting a suspicious person, police said.
A resident called police to report that someone was selling meat from the back of a white pickup truck, King said. The friend of one of her children had parked his white truck in front of the family's home, and King believes the officer was checking it to confirm it was involved.
"My neighbor saw the whole thing," King said. "He was shocked how quickly the officer pulled his gun."
Boomer was killed about 25 feet from his spot on the front porch, close to her front door, King said. He was not on a leash.
King said she wasn't home when Boomer was shot, but three teenagers were in her house. King said she received a frantic call from her 19-year-old son Jonathan.
"Mom! He killed my dog," King said her son screamed.
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The article says the dog was not on a leash. but does not say if it was inside or out of its yard.
Seems clear to me.
Now read the other 490+ posts...
Bad shoot of a family pet.
The -original- “unmodified” article -clearly- stated it was wearing an underground fence collar, was still firmly on its on property and never stepped off said property.
During the posts made on this thread
the article kept “changing” to project “less guilt” on the part of the cop.
Some speculate that the source was monitoring FR and “changing” actual details to cast doubt upon the improper actions of the cop.
[my web-stats show where my links are being posted so I’m sure their webmaster has the same capability]
I was just trying to repost to report my mistake after I reread the article. Sorry.
Fancy meeting you here...:)
Shot dead in its own yard for failing to respond properly to to the commands of an Almighty Officer of the Law. Merry Christmas.
“The officer ordered the (Golden Retriever) dog to stop...”
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This cop has proven himself to be totally complete Dumb-a55.
Doesn’t matter. Dogs are fair game. So it goes.
Well, there you have it. A dog should always obey the orders of a law enforcement official.
there was also an initial report that it was 4 in the morning and the cop was responding to a burglery alarm. That story fell off the radar very fast.
Bad LEO! Bad!
We cannot train a dog not to bark, maybe we can train a LEO?
Nah, the dog is probably easier to train.
Also, why was the cop on foot patrol if you are looking for a suspicious vehicle? I can safely say that other than some parks and downtown venues I have never seen cops in any metro Atlanta area on foot. If they don’t have a car it is almost always bike or horse.
Yep. There is no cost to them for their behavior. So far, at least.
Any cop that kills an innocent family dog should be castrated with a dull cheese grater.
How does he know the dog understands English? What if the dog were trained to only respond to German? For this he gets shot dead? Don't this guys have spray, batons, etc.?
I think this particular dog only spoke Spanish! LOL. Too bad these RABID cops are so darn trigger-happy, though.