Monday, October 31, 2011

Former Police Officer On Trial for Dog Shooting

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On August 23, 2011, the guardian of a German Shepherd named Shadow got into an argument with a woman at Trenton Greenbelt Trails. The woman proceeded to threaten retaliation against the dog.

On August 24, 2011, as the guardian of Shadow let him off-leash at the park to run, a vehicle pulled up and former police officer Anthony Randazzo emerged from the vehicle. Guess who was in the vehicle with him? The woman who had threatened Shadow's guardian the day before.

There is dispute as to whether Randazzo was 30' from Shadow or less when he shot the dog once, then a second time. The dog was rushed to a veterinarian but died from his injuries.

The officer is now facing felony animal cruelty charges and his gun license has been revoked.

Phoenix Police Shoot and Kill Dog

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There are myriad accounts of this particular story. All that is known is a woman suffered minor bite wounds from one, or more, of her dogs, described as Pit Bulls (three on the property). Police arrived and one of the dogs charged at them, prompting the officer to shoot and kill the dog.

Prince George, CA Police Shoot and Kill Dog

October, 2011
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A dog described as a St. Bernard attacked a young girl, causing severe injuries. The dog had been rescued 6-weeks-prior and the article provides little detail on the circumstances surrounding the attack. The dog was shoved outdoors and blocked emergency officials from entering the home. Police then shot and killed the dog.

Newport News Police Break Down Door, Kill Dog

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October, 2011

Police in Newport News, Virginia executing a search warrant broke down a door and promptly shot and killed the freaked out dog living there. The dog bit one of the officers and was then shot by two other officers, despite the fact that the officer was wearing protective gear and was not harmed by the bite.

Officers confiscated five pounds of marijuana, thus winning a major victory in this epic DRUG WAR of doom.

Boca Raton Police Shoot and Kill Loose Dog

Date: October 29, 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
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A dog described as a Pit Bull barked and charged at an officer and was shot and killed. The dog had been loose and nipped a woman, causing minor injuries. The dog did not bite the police officer.