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Police dog survives being shot after mistakenly biting an officer
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | 12:33 p.m. | By Jackie Valley (contact)

Posted on 05/14/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT by redreno

A Metro Police dog entered a backyard Monday morning with a clear mission: Corner the suspect hiding out back there.

When the suspect attempted to flee, the dog stayed true to its mission and bolted over the backyard wall right behind the suspect. And that’s where the mission fell apart.

In an apparent state of confusion, the dog bit a patrol officer on the other side of the wall, prompting another officer to shoot the dog.

Police said the incident unfolded shortly after 11 a.m. Monday when a man called 911 and reported his male friend was “acting erratically with a knife” in the 200 block of Wisteria Avenue. That location is near Jones Boulevard and Alta Drive in the western valley.

The suspect, who was possibly chasing after a roommate, ran from police when officers arrived, setting off a foot pursuit through the neighborhood, Metro spokesman Bill Cassell said. Officers caught up with the suspect, but a struggle ensued and the man fled again, he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; banglist; dog; police

1 posted on 05/14/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT by redreno
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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2 posted on 05/14/2012 5:10:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: redreno

This just in: The dog handler whose K-9 partner was shot for biting another officer by mistake shot that same officer by “mistake” while cleaning is sidearm. Both the K-9 and the officer the dog assaulted are recovering from gunshot wounds.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 5:24:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good. If they start attacking each other, maybe they’ll leave us, and our dogs and kittens, alone for a while.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 5:31:08 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: MasterGunner01

Exactly


5 posted on 05/14/2012 5:33:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MasterGunner01
Do these guys really know what they are doing?

They maybe need some time as timeout cops in a kindergarten somewhere.

6 posted on 05/14/2012 5:35:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: redreno
Las Vegas?

Isn't that where they shoot you DRT if you shop at WalMart?

7 posted on 05/14/2012 5:37:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Joe 6-pack

“...the dog bit a patrol officer on the other side of the wall...”

Geez, that must’ve hurt!

Hope the poor dog is okay.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 5:39:04 PM PDT by Postman
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To: Paladin2
Isn't that where they shoot you DRT if you shop at WalMart?

Yup, especially if you're a West Point grad.

9 posted on 05/14/2012 5:45:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: redreno

Geez, it’s getting bad when they shoot their own dogs.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog
Apparently the dog thought that at least one officer was a bad guy.

Good Dog.

11 posted on 05/14/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

The shaved Ape idiot at Las Vegas Costco.

12 posted on 05/14/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: redreno
since the dog is a duly commissioned law enforcement officer will there be charges on attempted murder of a police officer the same as if you or i had shot it???
13 posted on 05/14/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: redreno
Apparently the commandment is "and you shall not shoot a police dog, even if it bites yourself and your fellow officer; indeed , the police dog is to be regarded as another officer on the police force. Any of the dogs kept by the commoners you may shoot, if the dogs of the commoners exhibit any of the following behaviors:"


14 posted on 05/14/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: BerryDingle

Which part of the anatomy is “the other side of the wall”?


15 posted on 05/14/2012 6:13:50 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: redreno

Admittedly I know nothing about how a K-9 police dog is trained.....I would think they would train them not to attack police officers?

His trainer is dressed in the same uniform, is he not ?

The dog keep attacking the officer even after they tazed him, then they had to shoot the dog...


16 posted on 05/14/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Altariel

Nice graphic!


17 posted on 05/14/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Paladin2

Sounds like the plot line of an episode of ‘Reno 911’.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 6:24:27 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Popman
“The dog keep attacking the officer even after they tazed him, then they had to shoot the dog...”

Maybe the dog just doesn't like cops.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 6:36:59 PM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: pingman
Not being a pop culture maven, I was unaware of this.

Thanx for the lesson.

20 posted on 05/14/2012 6:39:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Altariel

LOL, that’s just like the “Media Guide to AK-47s”.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 6:41:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: redreno

Good. They finally started shooting their own dogs now.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:35 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Popman

“... I would think they would train them not to attack police officers?”

I know a K-9 officer in my county and this is what he told me. When a dog is “on duty” and “working”... he has to be handled by the trainer at all times. In fact, the radio will announce to the officers on a scene that k-9 is out of the car. He said you will see cops jump right back into their cars. Apparently, K-9 dogs cannot distinguish between law enforcement and other civilians (who may be wearing uniforms). Dogs see in black and white and apparently to distinguish between a cop’s uniform and someone else’s is difficult if not impossible. From what he told me, a K-9 dog accidentally biting another officer is not uncommon. They are supposedly trained to ball up and the handler is suppose to give the command to release.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Paladin2

Every stereotype in the cop world, that.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 7:09:27 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: redreno

Why the hell cops have such a cowardly reaction to dogs and cats? This is getting very disgusting...A lot of people are losing respect for the Police because they are acting like cowardly thugs in a lot of cases...


25 posted on 05/14/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: momtothree
My Lab can easily distinguish a Postal Deliverer uniform and approaches same at full speed across multiple yards (if free) to get her treat (as given out by our favorite mail carrier).

Most other carriers are not pleased. Some won't even stop by the house.

26 posted on 05/14/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Our UPS delivery person always carries doggie cookies in her pocket. She told me that she asks people if she can give them a treat so they “remember her”. Apparently it may work since she hasn’t been bitten yet. Sounds like your Lab is super smart (and likes her cookies!) LOL!


27 posted on 05/14/2012 7:30:30 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: glyptol
Which part of the anatomy is “the other side of the wall”?

Ask Romeo and Juliet!

28 posted on 05/14/2012 9:24:22 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jveritas

Usually, cats get ignored in raids, or maybe kicked aside. Normally not shot.

A trained cat could do a lot of damage to a human, with claws and needle teeth that could go through kevlar like it was nothing, but hardly anyone has the patience to train them.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 9:31:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Paladin2
As I understand it, LEOs have been programmed to shoot dogs because it: (1) eliminates dogs who might warn occupants, (2) keep cops from getting bitten when they raid your property, and (3) intimidate the residents of the property.

Whenever these jackbooted thugs blast the family pet that is only defending his family's property (because that's what dogs do), it is as if the bastards have killed a family member (because they have).

Now, speaking as a guy with two dogs, this is stupid. My dogs will alert alert us to strangers, but they fuss over them and don't attack. The exception would be if the thugs broke in and then they would defend their home — like their human residents would.

I don't know what would happen in a situation like this, but suing the cops would be just one worry. The bottom line is this LEO behavior has to be reigned-in. If it's not, I foresee more Ruby Ridge scenarios.

30 posted on 05/14/2012 10:55:40 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

An angry or berserk cat is a force to be reckoned with! I had one who had fits of rage due to brain damage; he sent my mom to the ER to have her wrist sewn back together and pumped full of antibiotics, nearly blinded me and gave a series of wounds that left one leg stiff and tender for 6 months.

Yes, we had to put him to sleep. Trying to deal with a cat in killer mode is going to be a painful, messy affair.

A trained guard/protection cat is an interesting idea...


31 posted on 05/15/2012 5:51:56 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: Fire_on_High

Tell me about it. I clip my cats’ claws myself. A very few times I clipped a bit too much and they bled... and the cats remember it years later and go almost crazy when I approach that nail now. Hiss, bite, scratch. How does a cat manage to sharpen its REAR claws? I’ve never watched that in action but my tomcat Timmy does just that. Needles in back and he won’t let me touch them without the worst fight.


32 posted on 05/15/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Climbing things, perhaps? And I notice mine occasionally lay on their sides and rabbit foot or bearhug the scratching post/box. They must get a few good swipes in then.


33 posted on 05/15/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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