Skip to comments.Police dog survives being shot after mistakenly biting an officer
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 thats 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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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.
Good. If they start attacking each other, maybe they’ll leave us, and our dogs and kittens, alone for a while.
They maybe need some time as timeout cops in a kindergarten somewhere.
Isn't that where they shoot you DRT if you shop at WalMart?
“...the dog bit a patrol officer on the other side of the wall...”
Geez, that must’ve hurt!
Hope the poor dog is okay.
Yup, especially if you're a West Point grad.
Geez, it’s getting bad when they shoot their own dogs.
The shaved Ape idiot at Las Vegas Costco.
Which part of the anatomy is “the other side of the wall”?
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...
Sounds like the plot line of an episode of ‘Reno 911’.
Maybe the dog just doesn't like cops.
Thanx for the lesson.
LOL, that’s just like the “Media Guide to AK-47s”.
Good. They finally started shooting their own dogs now.
“... 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.
Every stereotype in the cop world, that.
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...
Most other carriers are not pleased. Some won't even stop by the house.
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!
Ask Romeo and Juliet!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.