Friday, August 19, 2011

Jury Awards $300,000 To Family For Dog Slain By Police in 2009

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In February of 2009, Chicago police issued a search warrant at a home. The teenage occupant allowed officers into his apartment but asked to lock his 9-yr-old Labrador Retriever up first. Officers entered anyways and when the dog appeared, tail wagging, she was shot and killed.

A jury has awarded the family more than $300,000 in damages.

This story was not covered in the news media, but guess which story was? The September 2009 shooting death of a Pit Bull which also resulted in the minor grazing of two juveniles.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Woodbine Georgia Police Kill Dog

Date: August 2, 2011
Location: Woodbine, Georgia
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A K-9 handler responding to a call approached a home where a dog described as a Pit Bull (but is in fact an American Bulldog) attacked the officer's dog. Obviously the natural response was to pull out a gun in a neighborhood and shoot the Bulldog multiple times. The dog lay wounded and died.

Houston Drug Raid Results in Death of Dog and Shooting of Suspect

Date: July 29, 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
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Officers raiding a drug house entered a yard where a guard dog was known to be confined. The dog was shot with a shotgun and pistol before being killed. One bullet grazed one of the suspects.

St. Petersburg Police Shoot and Kill Dog in Home

Date: July 29, 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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Police were called to a home over a domestic dispute. The officers were invited into the home. A dog was located in a back bedroom and the owner of the dog asked her daughter not to let the dog out. The dog, a mixed breed, slipped out and charged at officers. THe dog was shot and killed.

North Las Vegas Police Shoot Dog in Pursuit of Suspect

Date: July 25, 2011
Location; Las Vegas, Nevada
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Officers pursued a suspect as he fled. The suspect ran onto his own property and officer followed. A dog was located in the yard and bit an officer. The dog was shot and killed.

Laredo Police Shoot Attacking Dog

Date: July 25, 2011
Location: Laredo, Texas
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A dog described as a Pit Bull was attacking two people. Police were called and officers shot and killed the dog.