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  • Police Kill Dog, Shoot Owner As He Attempts To Intervene

    04/11/2013 7:48:28 PM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | J.D. Tuccille
    As the list of news reports of police officers shooting dogs with minimal provocation grows, I've been waiting, in a watching-the motorcyclist-hit-the-oil-slick sort of way, for a person to get drawn in as "collateral damage." A good many dog owners feel a strong, familial emotional bond to their pets. I know that I dropped a wad of cash and a lot of time on my dog, Max, when he tangled with a rattlesnake. A friend of mine called a business trip short, last week, when her pooch needed emergency surgery. I figured it was only a matter of time before...
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • Man Dies in Police Raid on Wrong House

    09/25/2012 9:04:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Vicki Brown
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. They intended to raid the home next door. [snip] The two officers, 25-year-old Kyle Shedran and 24-year-old Greg Day, were placed on administrative leave with pay. “We did the best surveillance we could do, and a mistake was made,” Lebanon Police Chief Billy Weeks said. “It’s a very severe mistake, a costly mistake. It makes...
  • Friends, neighbors rally behind owners of dog fatally shot by police officer in mid-Michigan

    09/14/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | September 12, 2012 | Unknown
    ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Friends and neighbors in a mid-Michigan community are rallying behind owners of a golden retriever that was fatally shot by a police officer. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports supporters gathered Tuesday at the home where the dog named Scout lived in St. Louis, about 50 miles north of Lansing. Mike Goetzinger says the officer had "no reason" to kill the dog owned by his brother Brian Goetzinger and his family. They're planning a protest and vigil Wednesday.
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Cops Shoot Dog During Foot Chase

    07/07/2012 8:30:16 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 54 replies
    reason.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Ed Krayewski
    Police officers in Lake Charles, Louisiana shot and killed a family dog named Monkey while chasing a suspect, according to an online petition calling for the police department to fully investigate the incident.
  • Trial To Begin Monday In Lawsuit Over Dog Fatally Shot By Hartford Police

    05/28/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | May 17, 2012 | Christine Dempsey
    HARTFORD — — Two city police officers are being sued on a claim that they shot a family dog in front of its 12-year-old owner after entering the backyard of her Enfield Street residence without a warrant. Police claimed that a snarling St. Bernard charged at them when they went into the yard to investigate a report that guns were stashed in a vehicle there. A jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday before Judge Robert N. Chatigny in U.S. District Court in Hartford. Glen Harris, who is listed as the minor's guardian, filed the federal lawsuit in 2008 against...
  • Utica (NY) Police Officers Caught on Tape (Planting drugs?)

    01/03/2012 10:04:29 AM PST · by thefactor · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 2, 2012 | Youtube
    I don't think there are any real articles written about this yet. Seems to have occurred about 11 months ago and is just coming to light. The action occurs at exactly the 1 minute mark.As many of you know, I'm a cop. I complain about the anti-cop posts and posters, but I also have the responsibility to bring things like this to light. If this went down, this guy needs to be fired and sent to prison. I have also heard that one of the cops is the son-in-law of the new Mayor.
  • Wake deputy kills dog while searching for runaway teen (another 'isolated incident')

    12/30/2011 8:26:28 AM PST · by bamahead · 97 replies · 15+ views
    WRAL (Raleigh-Durham) ^ | December 29, 2011 | Beau Minnick
    A Wake County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a couple’s 3-year-old dog Wednesday night while searching for a runaway teenager. John and Linda Super say two deputies came to their home on King Circle, looking for a 15-year-old neighbor who had run away and had often spent time with them. One of the couple’s dogs, Elvis, forced his way out the front door and ran outside as the couple talked to the deputies, they said. One of the deputies shot Elvis twice, including once in the back of the head, killing him, according to the Supers. “All we’ve got is...