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  • Police shoot dog during backyard chase

    04/30/2007 1:02:40 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 19 replies · 490+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 29, 2007 | Leila Atassi
    A Garfield Heights police officer shot a chained-up watchdog that lunged at him as he chased a group of kids through backyards, a police spokesman said. Police responded to a call to Turney and McCracken roads around 6:30 p.m. today for a complaint about a group of kids throwing water balloons at cars. When police arrived, the kids ran and the officer chased them. In one yard, a large watchdog, chained to a back porch, lunged at the officer. The officer shot the dog.
  • Off-Duty Cop Shoots 'Friendly' Family Dog (North Las Vegas, NV)

    11/23/2010 9:02:28 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 34 replies ^ | UPDATED: 10:53 pm PST November 22, 2010
    <p>HENDERSON, Nev. -- A family is grieving the loss of their dog after an off-duty police officer shot the dog to death during an afternoon walk with its owner's mother.</p> <p>Gurinder Kaur's mother was walking 4-year-old German shepherd "King" along their street, but just minutes after she left, Kaur said she received a frantic call from her mother. "'King is dead,'" she said his mother told her. "I said, 'What?'"</p>
  • Woman Dies Weeks After Cop Shoots Guide Dog

    03/04/2004 9:17:35 PM PST · by hookman · 159 replies · 8,097+ views ^ | Thu Mar 4, 3:59 PM ET
    A Madison County mother believes her daughter's death could have been prevented if an Anderson police officer had not shot her dog to death last month. Andrea Hill, 26, died after suffering an epileptic seizure Saturday, RTV6's Jennifer Carmack reported. Hill's mother, Linda Hall, said her medically trained black lab, Max, alerted her whenever her daughter was having a seizure. "My dog wasn't here to let me know she had a seizure and she suffocated," Hall said. Max was shot to death by an Anderson police officer Feb. 6. It all started when Hill's 6-year-old son didn't come home, so...
  • Felony Charge Dropped in Police K-9's Kicking Death

    07/29/2010 2:12:07 PM PDT · by Abathar · 35 replies · 3+ views ^ | Thu, Jul 29, 2010 | Todd Wright
    A Miami-Dade judge has decided to drop the felony charge facing a former cop who is on trial for killing his K-9 companion. Allen Cockfield faced prison time if convicted of killing a police dog, which is a third degree felony. Cockfield, a 25-year veteran of the Miami-Dade police force, is accused of choking and then kicking Duke the K-9 repeatedly during an obedience training session in 2006. The two had been partners for six months before the incident happened. The judge ruled Cockfield didn't intend to kill Duke, despite his violent actions. The former cop still faces animal cruelty...
  • Cop shoots, kills family dog(GA)

    12/21/2010 4:02:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies ^ | 20 December, 2010 | Alexis Stevens
    A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked. But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night. “He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.” A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to...
  • Family still wonders why police killed their dog

    12/21/2010 8:28:21 AM PST · by Immerito · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10, 2010 | Wendy E. Normandy
    The Labriola family dog, Spuddy, was something of a legend on his Blue Island block, where neighbors stopped to give the 15-year-old mutt a friendly pat on the head or toss him a treat. One of those neighbors this summer tried to explain to a police officer that the old dog wasn't a stray but belonged to the Labriolas, on the 12200 block of Maple Avenue. By the end of that June day, however, Spuddy had been shot four times in the head by another officer who believed the animal was near death. His remains were thrown into a garbage...
  • Cop shoots, kills family dog (Golden Retriever)

    12/20/2010 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 561 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/20/10 | Alexis Stevens
    A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked. But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night. “He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.” A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to...
  • Family outraged after officer shoots dog

    09/23/2010 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 60 replies ^ | September 22, 2010 | ABC 7 News
    Family members claim they called police for help Wednesday morning, but when officers arrived, they were treated like criminals and an officer shot and killed their family dog. It all unfolded in the 1100 block of Fiji Lane in Landover. Four-year-old Mercedes, a Rottweiler mix, is the latest dog shot and killed by police in Prince George's County. Dog owner Sterling Barlow said about Mercedes, "Cold blood... Shot in the head for no reason." The problem started when owner Sterling Barlow's brother pulled into the family driveway after work early Wednesday morning. The family claims two men immediately approached, armed...
  • Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid

    09/24/2010 7:57:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies
    Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid The family is seeking damages for the death of their dog and damaged house. By Steve Cassidy Published Sept. 24, 2010 A Columbia family filed suit against the city of Columbia, the Columbia Police Department and several police officers Monday for damages related to a February SWAT raid at their home in which their dog was shot and killed. The family's attorney Milt Harper said Jonathan and Brittany Whitworth are suing the city because police improperly executed a search warrant on their Columbia home. In February, SWAT officers raided the Whitworth’s home...
  • Family of Dog Killed by Officer Speaks

    09/19/2010 1:32:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 194 replies
    THURSDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER 2010 22:29 Lexington police say one of their officers had no choice but to shoot and kill a family's dog. Police say an officer was forced to shoot the dog when he encountered it during a foot pursuit that took him through a fenced-in backyard. “They could have tasered him. They could have pepper sprayed him. He could still be alive today and we could have him here today but instead he's gone,” said the dog’s owner Michael Powell. Bullet casings still lay in the spot where Powell says a Lexington police officer shot and killed his...
  • Federal officer fatally shoots dog in Severn dog park

    08/12/2010 8:58:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies
    An unidentified federal police officer shot and killed a Siberian Husky named Bear-Bear August 2, 2010 in a Severn area dog park. Conflicting witness statements report that the dogs were playing with each other and the play fighting concerned the officer to the point that he feared for the safety of his leashed German Shepherd. The officer reports that his dog was attacked; while other witnesses state the two dogs were play fighting and the officer shot Bear-Bear before his owner had a chance to restrain him. Rachel Rettaliata, Bear-Bear's owner, and several neighbors and dog park attendees state that...
  • Clayton County Georgia Police Officer Shoots, Kills Dog

    08/06/2010 4:56:25 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 29 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 08/06/2010 | WSB TV
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Riverdale man said he felt mistreated after an officer shot and killed his dog in response to a false alarm Friday. “It’s not right. It’s just not right for Clayton County police officers to do that,” Stacy Clark told Channel 2’s Rebecca Lindstrom. Police officers said they thought there was a holdup at the house. When they arrived, Clark’s dog, Jadore, came running out and one officer didn’t have enough time to grab his pepper spray, police said. He reached for his weapon instead, police said. Clark said Officers asked everyone in the house to...
  • Cop kills "Bear-Bear" (A Dog) at Arundel dog park: Justified?

    08/03/2010 6:06:22 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 39 replies · 127+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/03/2010 | Baltimore Sun
    Here's the full story of Bear-Bear that I wrote with Sun reporter Brent Jones, online now and set to appear in tomorrow's Sun, print edition. It's been getting a lot of attention online. Lots of folks appalled not only that this dog was shot in a dog park, but that police aren't going to charge the cop that shot him -- or even let the public known his name. Please share what you think: Stunned dog owners and residents of a Severn neighborhood are shocked that authorities won’t be charging a federal police officer who shot and killed a Siberian...
  • Police shoot, kill grandmother's dog after raiding wrong house (13 year-old pug named "Wrinkles")

    06/24/2010 8:21:50 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 129 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON — D.C. police are investigating after an officer shot and killed a dog that allegedly attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night. Marietta Robinson, who lives at the address, said police were unjustified in killing the dog, which she put in the bathroom before police entered the home. Police were searching for her grandson, who the woman said hasn’t lived there in so long, not even her 13-year-old dog knew what her grandson looked like. An officer entered the bathroom over the 62-year-old woman’s protests and shot the dog, named Wrinkles. As...
  • Residents upset over Youtube video showing police officer killing dog (Video link provided)

    06/17/2010 11:15:37 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 156 replies · 1,867+ views ^ | 06/16/2010 |
    LAGRANGE, Mo. -- A video showing LaGrange police officers shooting a dog is creating an Internet sensation and drawing the ire of some city residents. City residents said the owner of the dog, Marcus Mays, was ticketed for not keeping it on a leash or in a pen. The LaGrange city clerk confirmed Mays has a city court appearance for the city ticket today in LaGrange. The nearly 10-minute video, shot from a camera apparently located inside a police vehicle, is posted on YouTube and shows the dog standing in front of a mobile home, tied to the home with...
  • Video surfaces of SWAT team shooting pet dog during raid

    05/05/2010 3:45:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 259 replies · 3,622+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/05/10 | Mike Riggs
    The video of a Columbia, Mo., SWAT team shooting and killing a dog during a drug raid is now available online, due in part to the efforts of the Columbia Daily Tribune. The video shows members of the Columbia Police Department executing a narcotics raid on the home of Jonathan Whitworth. While the raid, which occurred in February, only turned up a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and a glass pipe, the Columbia PD was able to charge Whitworth with second-degree child endangerment because a child lives in the home. That same child, age 7, was present when the Columbia PD...
  • Cop's Two Shots Kill Small Dog

    12/18/2009 9:38:20 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 73 replies · 2,133+ views
    Cop's Two Shots Kill Small Dog By Nicholas Briano Police fatally shot a small pug dog in the head last week while responding to a call on a quiet Edgemere block, telling superiors that the dog attacked them outside its Beach 43 Street home. The incident began at 5:33 a.m. last Thursday, October 26, when Patricia Fernandez, who was already awake and getting ready for work, heard shots fired outside her home located on a quiet deadend street. According to police sources, patrol cars had responded to the house next door on a child endangerment call. Prior to the cop's...
  • Deputy Kills Dog While Investigating Mobile Home Park Shooting

    06/23/2009 8:21:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 9 replies · 646+ views
    By Jim Niedelman Weekend Edition Anchor Published: June 23, 2009 Pitt County launched an internal investigation after a deputy shot and killed a dog while looking into the mobile home park shooting near Farmville. Chief James Tripp says deputy Jay Madigan was asking neighbors about the shooting when four dogs started fighting. Tripp says three of the dogs were attacking the fourth. The deputy couldn’t stop them so he shot and killed one of the aggressive dogs, which was a pit bull. The two other attacking dogs scattered with the carcass of their victim, which also died. The pit bull...
  • We're To Blame? Yep!

    03/25/2009 5:47:41 PM PDT · by KoRn · 24 replies · 1,711+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 03.25.09 | Karl Denninger
    Hitlery's Latest: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An "insatiable" appetite in the United States for illegal drugs is to blame for much of the violence ripping through Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday. Clinton acknowledged the U.S. role in Mexico's drug cartel problem as she arrived in Mexico for a two-day visit where she will discuss U.S. plans to ramp up border security with President Felipe Calderon. Dateline, 1920s, Chicago - and virtually every other city in America. Prohibition. Did we stop people from drinking, even though it was against the law? Nope. Did we fuel criminal...
  • Police Kill Family Dog During Raid (yet another isolated incident)

    02/07/2009 3:04:18 PM PST · by ellery · 326 replies · 5,668+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/7/09 | Jeff Hager
    "They hit the door right here and the door flew open," says Mike Hasenei, standing outside his Elkridge home. His wife, Phyllis, was watching television with her 12-year old daughter when members of the Howard County Police Tactical Team came through the door. "They had guns pointed at us. You have 25 guys coming in here all dressed in black and all that we saw were their eyes, and they're screaming 'Hands in the air!'" Members of the team were acting upon a tip that an assault rifle, magazines and hollow-point bullets stolen from a marked police car the night...