Saturday, June 20, 2009

Atlanta city refuses to pay vet bills of shot dog

In October, while pursuing a suspect an officer entered the backyard of a homeowner without permission. In the backyard was a dog. The dog reacted in an appropriately dog-like manner by barking at the officer. The officer then shot the dog four times.

She survived and her owner has $5,000 in vet bills she would like the city of Atlanta to pay.
Through the mayor's office, the law department issued a statement saying that after reviewing the facts and the law, the officer did nothing wrong, so the city is not responsible for compensating Dummett for the vet bills.

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