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Dog shot by cops...justified?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by singularity35, Jul 3, 2013.

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  1. I don't think so.

  2. BierGut


    Jun 4, 2010
    Yes... the only mistake the officers made was shot placement. If ANY dog moves toward me in that manner I'm shooting it as well. The dog was completely and solely the responsibility of the owner. Sometimes things happen that are just bad luck, wrong place/wrong time.

    I watched the video -- LAPD was justified.

  3. LEOson


    Aug 23, 2012
    Middle America
    Looks to me like they showed restraint in not shooting the dog when it first charged them. The cop that fired, didn't shoot, even as the dog approached, until the dog lunged at him and was essentially on top of him.
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  4. badge315


    Aug 14, 2008
    Middleburg, FL
    I will be the first to bash cops for shooting a dog unnecessarily - which IMO happens far too often - but I place all the blame for this incident on the dog's owner. He failed to properly secure his dog in public.

    Whether or not the police had probable cause to arrest him is a completely separate issue, and I'll reserve judgement on that, but I'm inclined to believe that the dog's owner was a first class ****** who was deliberately seeking to provoke a confrontation with the cops.
  5. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
    Arresting guy- not justified

    Shooting dog- justified
  6. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    San AntonioTexas
    You bet it is justified even if it is unfortunate.
  7. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

    Jul 3, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    IMPO this was handled completely wrong.

    "Sir, if you don't turn down your music, I'm going to arrest you."

    Music is turned down, guy goes away, dog isn't shot and life goes on.

    The owner saw the cops coming and put his dog in the car. The dog was only reacting to the arrest. IMPO, this would have turned out a little different of the cops gave the guy time to secure his dog. Now, you have someone that has lost his pet, hates and despises the cops and will probably do something heinous when he is released.
  8. Can't the cops bring the owner out of the cop car to pacify and secure his pet?

    Looks to me like the owner wasn't able to secure his pet properly in his eagerness to comply with the cops.
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  9. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    Oddly allowing someone who is about to be arrested time to secure his dog may also give him time to unsecure a gun from the car or time to flee.
  10. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    San AntonioTexas
    BTW, lets be honest, the narrator says "the dog accidentally got out"....No, again, no matter how unfortunate the result, the animal was not properly secured.
  11. And handcuffed guy put his dog in this/that position/environment. Sometimes consequences suck.

  12. I agree but couldn't have the arresting officers just have let the owner pacify and secure the dog before taking him back into custody? If the "suspect" had wanted to flee, he had time to do so before the officers got to him. In fact he even approached the officers to turn himself in.
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