An officer approached a man’s house to ask about “a car parked nearby with a license plate registered to a woman wanted on an arrest warrant.”
Kenny Schoff came outside with his dog, Rosco, to speak with the oficer. When Rosco began to bark, the officer immediately drew his gun and fired three shots.
In total, the puppy was shot six times: three on the porch, twice on the porch steps, and once in the head after the family asked he be put out of misery.
The officer said that the dog was attempting to bite him, and that, after he shot him three times, the dog continued to attack. This is why it required six bullets to kill a ten-month old dog.
As always: “The police department has cleared the officer of any wrongdoing, claiming he had no other option but to protect himself.”
Police burst into James Woods’ house looking for marijuana. He heard a shotgun blast, and Tank (pictured above) “lay dead in a puddle of blood.”
Then they saw the other dogs. They raised their weapons. Woods screamed, “Please! They won’t hurt you.”
“Witnesses told a consistent story: Police chased the dogs, Hump and Janey, around the house, shooting Woods’ longtime companions as they fled.” Janey (not pictured) dragged a trail of blood around the house until she finally collapsed. Police had shot her as she ran away.
Neighbors said the dogs were “tame and friendly.” Police did not respond for comment.
Woods’ friend, Scott Kraz, “photographed the carcasses in hopes of proving that police shot the dogs from behind.” After doing this, he buried in the dogs in Woods’ front yard. Woods now lives alone.
“They killed my dogs,” he says. “The Detroit Police Department murdered my dogs.”
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Source: Motor City Muckraker
Police dog Billy, a Belgian Malinois, and his handler responded to a burglary call. In the excitement, Billy bit another officer in the leg. When the handler could not get Billy to let go, the officer shot Billy three times in the head. Shortly thereafter, the suspect exited the building with the items he had allegedly stolen. He told officers that “[he] was the one who was supposed to be shot.”
This same department was earlier responsible for the death of another dog. Another Belgian Malinois was left unattended in an automobile while the officer attended a use-of-force training seminar. When he returned to the car, the dar was near death and then died in the hospital. I was unable to find out the name of this dog. No punishment was brought against the officer.
“Within ten seconds of leaving his car, [the officer] pulls his trigger and shoots one of the dogs. The dog wagged its tail, started to struggle on its back, and ultimately died .”
Police support the officer and contend he did nothing wrong. This is an argument I hate. We have methods to euthanize dangerous animals (if these were, in fact, dangerous animals), and they do not involve bullets. Police officers are not animal control, and they shouldn’t become animal control. It’s not possible, in ten seconds, to make any kind of accurate determination.
This support from the police department is — as readers of this blog know — the norm. Almost all such cases are internally investigated, and almost all internal investigations result in the determination that the officer was acting “according to procedure.” No one thinks to question the procedures themselves. “Just following orders” is not an acceptable defense.
Where have we heard this before? Police show up to the wrong house, knock their way through the front door, and shoot a dog. This time the dog was Ziggy.
“They killed my dog for no reason,” Fisher said. “I don’t have kids. That’s my son.”
An emotional video from Fisher in the source below. My heart aches watching this man.
Source: CBS Denver
“When Allen heard the gunshot, she ran outside and saw her dog lying in a pool of blood. A neighbor told her what happened. The police officer said he was sorry and immediately called his sergeant.”
“I let my one-year-old run around with that dog,” said next-door neighbor Beth Ann Smith. “Out of all my time living here I’ve only heard the dog bark once.”
A Vallejo police officer said he had “no choice but to shoot” when two dogs charged him. The officer had come to the home to investigate a case of identity theft filed by the occupant. The officer opened the front gate without asking permission, and when two dogs came around the corner–
“They were aggressive. He felt they were trying to attack him and, in his defense, he fired two rounds, striking the closest dog.”
Belle, an 11-year-old Labrador mix, died immediately. The owner of the dog said that she and her family are “big fans of the police” and that she “feel[s] a lot of compassion for the police officer who shot my dog.”
Her son might not feel the same:
“I’m really upset, because she’s dead now and she can’t come back. I’m mad at the police officer and sad because Belle is gone.”