Wrote by SSSGC OTTO
cop shoots dog (UPDATE happens again see below) small town at Midwest in USA. sat 5pm 02/07/2009 - neighbor calls 911 cuz my dog in yard barking at them-- he knew it was my dog- but he went inside and called 911 instead of me-cop came dog barking and growling outside its fence but in yard- on approach of officer Gembu barked and growled- did not jump on him, did not bite officer- officer made no attempt to find out whose dog it was nor did he back off-WIFE LOOKED OUT WINDOWS AFTER TWO SHOTS FIRED, cop was in my yard in firing position and the neighbor couple who called 911 supposedly trapped in car was standing behind him on my sidewalk , police car behind them with door open.and i ran out cursing and yelling- neighbor said he called cuz dog was in back yard barking at him- he tried approach my dog-(later chief said they was trapped in car)-this same cop had calls earlier this week about a dog nipping and barking at people-but it was BLACK! it looks as if he drove up jumped out of the car when he seen my dog charged to the sidewalk leaving car door open- my dog ran toward him, in my yard ,barking-- (deep good bark)-cop pee pants or something and shoots twice in direction of my house - hits dog once-- lucky other bullet didn't hit my 2 girls in house age 4&2-(chief didn't seem to mind that he discharged his weapon endangering my kids)what can i do? dog had surgery today- may lose leg- pin may not hold 7 pieces broken bone-50% chance keep leg-will cost over 500- have no idea if police will pay-- officer H had no business pulling and firing his weapon- what kind of training these people get anyways--now Monday night they deliver a letter from police chief declaring my dog a dangerous animal- but letter has no date on it-- they are trying to cover their behinds-- they wrote me a ticket Saturday for (dangerous dog) at large-- no leash law (25$ fine he kept me waiting 20 min to give me ticket while my dog suffered and i couldn't go vet-but now they try this dangerous dog notice with no date -makes me wonder if they are trying to say that's why they shot the dog-- but the notice was given after they shot-anybody know if they give dangerous dog notice to every dog found with no leash?
its wed. following shooting -police chief finally calls me-you would think in small town-shootings being so rare that police chief would be involved from the start-- chief said they will not pay for dog and will still declare him vicious--chief said officer in shooting states he pepper sprayed my dog and when that didn't work he fired-- COMPLETE LIE! do you see in pic dog who has been pepper-sprayed? THESE PICS ARE 5 MINUTES OR LESS AFTER SHOOTING- -not a tear in sight- no dye either-- these pics prove cop did not act properly and is covering up by lieing-- also if he had to pull gun- he didn't have to shoot dog - all he needed to do is fire once warning shot to scare dog- but he shot twice in succession to kill.He did not use police stick-tazer-pepper spray- police reports has pepper spray in them -so that tells you about the honesty of report---added thought! At time of shooting SUPERVISOR COP CAME IN MY HOUSE TO LOOK DOG- MY POINT IS HE WALKED IN RIGHT UP TO MY DOG TO LOOK GUNSHOT-- WOULD YOU DO THAT IF YOU THOUGHT DOG WAS DANGEROUS AND HURT? If Sgt was there to investigate the incidence, He did nothing from the start except to threaten me with arrest for yelling about shooting, I was in my own yard, also he repeatedly defended cop who did shooting before he knew anything. My dog was ABUSED because the officer took the laziest most ignorant brutal stupid and reckless approach to a minor incidence!
ATTN: Two weeks later 02/21/2009 this town's police shot another dog. Dog belonged to a Man in this town. Police chased dog into a fenced fair grounds area and closed gate. After chasing dog with car for hour- dog laid down tired -police decided to MURDER the dog and shot her 4 times. we are trying to raise the awareness of irresponsible police endangering my family and others in this town. because of lax protocols permitting the police to murder pets and endanger the public by discharging weapon needlessly. we have reports and statements police don't have.