Skip to comments.Dog shot by Florida City police officer
Posted on 10/21/2015 1:49:55 AM PDT by Altariel
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. -A woman from Florida City is outraged after she said a police officer knocked on her front door Tuesday morning and shot her dog when it ran outside.
The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open.
She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess, ran outside and was shot three times in the head by the officer.
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Palacios said the officer told her, "Your dog charged me," and then left, telling her that Animal Services would be by to pick up the dog.
"She was curious. She wasn't barking (and) she wasn't growling," Palacios said. "There was no reason for him to think she was aggressive in any way."
The Palacios family fosters and rescues dogs in the area and said it was barbaric how the officer killed their rescue dog.
"There were a million things he could have done other that shoot her three times in the head," Palacios said.Florida City police spokesman Officer Ken Armenteros confirmed that one of the department's officers shot a dog Tuesday morning, and said the police department is "gathering all the facts at this time."
"We don't have the luxury of hind sight," Armenteros said. "We have to use the information that is given to us in a split second. So, the officer has to make that decision with the information that he has available."
it is ths kind of sh1t officer why they will not get help from more and more folks if/when shtf.
Was she wagging her tail? Cops consider that a sign of canine aggression
I don’t see any real difference between the two sentences.
Now if the sentence had said,” Dog killed by Glock in Florida City, that would be indicating some sort of bias, as though the Glock itself ‘decided’ to murder somebody’s pet.
SUV’s go through the same subtle blame games.
Dog is the subject of one sentence; even though the dog was shot, not the party doing the shooting (if you shoot a dog, “Man shoots dog” would be the headline.
It’s a method of minimizing the officer’s role instead of placing the burden of responsibility on the officer.
It’s her fault... After all, she DID answer the door...
You forgot your sarc tag.
She did not have her dog under control rescued part pit bull what could go wrong.
It’s common for any dog to rush to a door to greet a stranger.
99% of individuals deal with it without shooting the dog.
They would have shot your breed-of-choice for the same behavior.
I have noticed that in articles.
No I didn’t. Mine is built in to my tag line.
At least the headline was not: “Dog Shot By Florida Man”
Only a coward shoots someone else’s dog at THEIR home, just for running outside. Maybe it needed to take a crap.
Dogs like children are seen by there owners and parents as capable of doing no wrong.
The US Postal service dosent carry guns. Nor does Fed Ex or UPS. Somehow they manage not killing dogs. What’s up with these cops? Worst case scenario how about mace?
The dog was obviously racist so he needed to be killed. </sarcasm
He shot down on an angle at a concrete sidewalk. The lady is lucky she did not catch a ricochet.
“... the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open.”
It’s starts with the ‘car door open’ excuse and goes from there. Is it against the law in FL to leave your car door open at your home?
Bet you didn’t notice the white cat making his hasty getaway from the scene. The dog was just trying to chase the cat!
It’s the cat’s fault!
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