Skip to comments.VIDEO: Owner confronts cops after dog shot to death
Posted on 06/28/2014 11:26:32 AM PDT by DariusBane
"This is the video of my experience with SLCPD the day I was told my best friend was shot. at my own Back Yard."
Weimaraner dog shot dead in owners back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy
Sean Kendall said the Salt Lake City animal control department contacted him and told him a police officer had shot his dog in the head. Kendall said that the dog had been locked up in the fenced backyard of his house.
He drove home and demanded answers about the incident from several police officers who were outside his house.
This cop should face the same time as any civilian who kills a police dog in self defense.
The only reason the police would shoot a dog in a fenced back yard is if they actually wanted to go in the back yard. Did they have a search warrant?
I’d like to see what the psycho POS officer who pulled the trigger looks like.
The cops are just practicing for when Ubama gives the “go” sign for them to start shooting TEA party crackahs.
The rest are nothing but serfs.
Exigent circumstances is the basis. Searching for a missing 3 year old child.
The cop could have backed off. How many postal workers shoot dogs? Since this is Salt Lake City, how many “missionaries” shoot dogs?
The story leave out the answer to the most important question of all; Did the policeman go home safely to his family?
Nothing else matters.
I did backyard pool service for awhile. Didn’t shoot a single dog.
These two officers epitomize why folks don’t like cops.
If I confronted the cop that shot my dog it wouldn’t be on video and he or she would never see or hear it coming.
I hope the cop who did this has his name made public.
But they need to get ahold of their lunatic associate and soon before he fulfills his fantasy of emptying 15 rounds into a real human, guilty or innocent.
Officer Brett Olson, SLCPD
Why are the cops laughing?
People will shoot back.
He is actually a lot calmer than I would be.
He said what needed to be said.
That’s right. And many cops know that.
Like the man in Connecticut told the police at the town hall meeting concerning gun confiscation:
“You don’t come to our houses and we won’t go to yours”.
Wow, I’ve always heard the phrase “penis with ears;” now I’ve seen it.
Trolley Sq hero or not, Officer Olsen need psychiatric help.
I find it amazing that at that distance the cop was able to bullseye the dog in the head.
The fat cop in this video thought dog shooting was funny too.
With this one question, the homeowner identifies the root of the problem: Escalation. At fault is the training of today's police officers. It used to be that police officers were taught to remain calm and to de-escalate tense situations so that violence or further violence might be avoided. Today, police are trained to shout, curse, swear and do whatever is necessary to disorient whomever they confront. In so doing, police routinely escalate situations into violent confrontations that are resolved by hair triggers. But citizens be damned as long as the officer arrives home safely at the end of his shift.
Just think. The cops can shoot you with the same impunity. If that thug POS officer that had slit that dog’s throat last week shot the dog nothing would happen. They say the majority are good cops. BS. When they tolerate the blood thirsty thugs and run to their defense the public is justifiable in their mistrust and contempt for police departments. When they are driving MRAPS, sending SWAT shock troops to murder old men, and throw flash bang grenades in cribs, they have declared war on us. There is no other way to see it.
I am sick to death, reading about this. Then he has the gall to say something like “Why are you so upset, you ahould be more upset about humans” (um, they also shoot unarmed people, like old sick men). . That’s like someone telling you to finish all the food because kids are starving in Africa. I have news for him, my dogs are part of my family.
This has to stop. That was private property and if the cop had reasonable cause he should have obtained a warrant and contacted the owner. Property rights mean nothing, laws mean nothing, our country is being destroyed and nobody has the backbone to stop it.
Then if they had to go in the back yard, I wonder if they even considered an option other than shooting it, and was the dog even hostile? Is calling animal control not an option?
Who? The Police Chief?
He demands the public be respectful of Officers? How about getting on camera and demanding that Officers be respectful of citizens and the property of citizens?
If the Chief had said that, then the public would be more respectful.
But instead it is defend defend defend and hide behind protocol like cowardly little girls.
I seriously doubt that a Weimeraner presented a clear and present danger to a cop.
This victim is WAY calmer than I would be.
That’s all I will say, other than - learn where your local Revenue Collection Agents/Pooch Pumpers live.
I guarantee they don’t live where they do their dirty work.
He thinks public reaction is not 'proportionate' yet who doubts he would kill anyone who entered his backyard uninvited and shot his beloved pet in a heartbeat - and be lauded for it by his fellow officers.
That is heartbreaking. I would never do that (rush into a decision) unless some animal was going after me. Either him or me. I wouldn’t like it but I would be going home.
on billboards too!
Exigent circumstances. Cops have a long recognized right to enter public property in an emergency such as a fleeing suspect, an observed fire, or in this case a missing child. So they had reason to be in the back yard.
What I don’t get is why the cop didn’t leave, call animal control to capture the dog with the KETCH-ALL tool. Then search the area.
meant private property not public property.
I was always able to drive off barking/charging dogs with a feint towards and a loud noise, at least long enough to extricate myself from the backyard I was entering. I can say almost without a doubt this officer did not need to shoot this dog.
I'll bet 1/2 the big city cops live in My County not the County the big city is in.
I’m afraid you are correct, sir!
Think about it folks... Unless a dog is TRAINED to kill or trained for fighting or stuff like that, what is a housepet gonna do?
It’ll bark and bark and bark. IF you antagonize it, it may nip at you and at worst, bite you real good.
Average housepet dogs will NOT kill you. They do NOT put your life in jeopardy. To shoot a housepet is CRIMINAL and overkill.
Like the owner stated: the proper and logical action for NORMAL people would be to - back out of the fenced yard, shut the gate and call ANIMAL CONTROL - IF you really reaaaally needed to get into that back yard.
It’s a shame but today’s ‘Police’ force are numbskulled Rambo wannabees. Nobody would probably fess up, but I’d bet my last dollar that they are TRAINED to shoot ANY animal in their path. This is standard practice with them.
It’s all about desensitizing the force, like E.Pluribus said, for when they are called upon by our GOVERNMENT, to start offing COMMON CITIZENS who cross their path.
I will say that I AM surprised that they didn’t jump on the owner of the dog when he started getting loud. I’m honestly surprised they didn’t jump him, thump him, cuff him and drag him to jail.
There was no excuse for this, and the cops that are standing around making excuses for him are as guilty as he is. He is untrustworthy and obviously untrained and is a danger to society. He should lose his job
"It would be irresponsible of me to go into tremendous detail there because we still have an investigative process to take place," Burbank said.
We don't have our "story" strait yet so I have say nothing until we get the script out to all involved.
After all who best to guard the hen house than the fox?
Cops are worthless savages these days no better than the “perps” they throw in the slammer. I used to have respect for them, after years and hundreds of horrible episodes of brutish behavior, I hold them in no higher regard than an Al Qaeda terrorist out for blood.
To serve their unions and protect their pensions! That’s all that counts!
You’d be generous in your assesment.
I am about ready to side with PETA’s efforts to give dogs the same rights as a human being. About the only way I can see to make cops think twice about killing man’s best friend.
“He drove home and demanded answers about the incident from several police officers who were outside his house.”
He’s lucky they didn’t gun him down on the spot.
You don’t need to go that far.
From as far back as the code of Hammurabi, to the laws in the Old Testament, animals have been protected by law. That’s enough. But cops have to be held to the same standard as somebody else.
I’m close, the White ones out here the rest stay there. Calling it as I see it. NOT being Racis...
phone number to the salt lake city police dept
Thanks, I called and left a message after being transferred from dispatch. Told them they might also want to keep their eyes open for toddlers wielding pop tarts.