Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ottawa Man Sues After Being Shot During Raid

Date: 2009
Ottawa, Canada

In 2009, a drug raid occurred at a man's home. The man was handcuffed and on the ground when his dog, a Pit Bull (or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?) barked. An officer then randomly shot at the dog, even though the dog was standing directly next to his guardian. The bullet hit the dog and then the man, causing extensive damage and nearly killing him.

The officer was cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting at a nonviolent, barking dog directly next to a prone, handcuffed man. This was after self-investigation by the Ottawa police department!

He is now suing; no word on what happened to the dog. The drug charges were withdrawn too.

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