Skip to comments.Family looking for answers after Ocoee (FL) police kill their dog
Posted on 08/06/2017 1:21:56 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
A devastated family wants answers after their beloved Catahoula hound dog was shot and killed last month in their front yard by an Ocoee police officer. But a police report released this week sheds little light on what happened.
Stevens Bertrand, a school resource officer at Ocoee High, shot the 11-year-old dog named Duke in the head outside Charlie and Lisa Brooks home on July 17.
I couldnt believe something like that happened. I was completely shocked, Charlie Brooks said.
The incident has prompted questions and outrage from the Brooks family, who expressed frustration at the Police Departments vague description of the shooting in its official report and the lack of disciplinary action taken against Bertrand.
Ocoee Police Lt. Bill Wagner declined to discuss the events that led to Bertrand firing his gun, citing an ongoing internal investigation. He said an Internal Affairs investigator reached out to the family but has not received a response.
According to the police report, on the day Duke was shot, Bertrand and two other school resource officers were assigned to patrol Starke Lake, across from the Brooks home on East Silver Star Road.
Wagner said marine patrolling is a common assignment for officers in the summertime.
The three officers spotted a boat that they suspected was in violation of city codes. According to their report, the boat was at risk of becoming derelict and had tags that werent affixed prominently. . ."
(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...
He did it because he knew he could.
The dog was breathing...so the officer shot it.
Sure seems to be a lot of trigger happy cops out there.
Dog was obviously asking for it...
They’re always whining about how they are treated and they do this. Dogs are supposed to bark when strangers show up. What a bunch of idiots!
"In fear of his life" of course will be the answer.
Nothing to see here, move along.
My dog takes serious exception to people wearing brimmed hats.
She may think they are vultures, who knows?
Unless it was a black dog and a white cop, it doesn’t matter
“It was a dog, so I shot it”.
And cops wonder why they aren’t trusted.
The three officers spotted a boat that they suspected was in violation of city codes. According to their report, the boat was at risk of becoming derelict and had tags that werent affixed prominently.
First it was the WOD...Now it's War On Boats (WOB?)
the are brave against dogs....F the cops....this just pisses me off
shoot my dog and ......I will get the bastard barney eventually in due course
Were that my dog the next investigation would be into Officer Bertram’s mysterious disappearance.
Looks like a serial Dog killing Police Force in OCOEE!
“This isnt the first time Ocoee police killed a family pet. In September 2012, an officer shot a 3-year-old boxer. The family filed a lawsuit later that year, but it was dismissed in 2014.”
“Dat dawg. It jes dun needed killin!”
(Un)official statement of Bertrand.
If there was no valid reason for this dog killing. . .I say removal from the force and jail time. People’s pets are part of family. Look what anguish they are going through.
When I was growing up, an applicant who was too much of a panzy to handle getting bit by a dog was unlikely to be allowed to graduate the police academies.
Standards were higher back then, and some effeminate loser who did crap like this didn’t find defenders on the force. Members of the public didn’t have to raise cain about incidents like this because officers like this guy were fired for the good of the force.
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