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.