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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:28 AM
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A few weeks ago I posted a story of a sheriff deputy leaving his police dog in his patrol car killing the dog.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Well here is the conclusion to the investigation.

Suspended 30 days without pay.
Removed as a school resource officer.
Cease to be a k9 handler.....duh...

I would post a link but I can't find anything except the article in my local paper.

No surprises here.



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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

What I find troubling is that police dogs are considered police officers in many cases and if you killed a police dog you would be screwed.


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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Hmm.

I remember reading an article about some Joe Smoe who killed a police dog and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

It's amazing what being a cop does for you in police state U.S.A. You're no longer held to the same standard like the rest of us mere peons.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

'Police dogs are cops too.'

One of the methods police use to push their rights violation agenda, sick their dog on you.

If your dog goes for them, they shoot it, in self defense.

If a police dog goes to subdue you and you even lift your hands to defend against the attack, thats considered assault.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yup, that was brought up in the original thread.
I would be ok with the results if every case was treated the same, but they are just trying to sweep this under the rug.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Yup, that was brought up in the original thread.
I would be ok with the results if every case was treated the same, but they are just trying to sweep this under the rug.


I agree with you, it does seem to be a case of applying justice differently.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

If one officer killed another as a result of tunnel vision during a shootout, or as a result of a negligent discharge of their firearm, I wonder if the department dealing with the matter would be as limp and pathetic in responding to it?



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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No one really will be surprised here, its the same miscarriage of justice we see time and time again.

The band kept playing as the ship sank, what a world.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Probably, they just want bad press to go away.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:15 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

Suspended 30 days without pay.
Removed as a school resource officer.
Cease to be a k9 handler.....duh...


Though it's not surprising, it's still BS. Guy is a complete idiot. If you can't police your own actions, you sure as hell can't police anyone else.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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Why didn't the officer get a paid suspension? That is what I expected, two weeks vacation, then a desk job for a while, then back on the streets. I guess that only applies when they shoot and kill an innocent civilian when they pose no threat.
edit on 26-7-2017 by MichiganSwampBuck because: typo



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:30 AM
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saw this today, kinda fitting..






posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

And it goes on and on-the justice system, in it's many variations is a joke. Even our federal judges can't seem to agree on interpretations of the law. In the future, we will look back and wonder why we put up with it. Maybe the IT Overlords will finally get it right, just, fair.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Seems appropriate in this case. I know that's not the popular opinion, and I really don't care.

In your other post, I opined that, at the least, he should never be allowed to be a K9 officer again--the other two punishments are the whip cream and cherry that seem appropriately applied.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Bluntone22

What I find troubling is that police dogs are considered police officers in many cases and if you killed a police dog you would be screwed.

I looked into the laws of Indiana, and found nothing in that state that equates K9 dogs to officers. The best that I found was that they were considered property, so I'm pretty certain that this case was looked at from the point of view that he destroyed police property.

I'm not saying that I agree with considering a living thing--especially a dog that one would consider their 'partner'--a piece of property, but appears to be the case in Indiana.

The laws definitely differ from state to state. There is a federal law on the books that treats K9 dogs as human beings and has severe punishments attached to harming, releasing, killing, etc-ing a federal K9 dog, but that doesn't apply to states and cities.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

At least it was not swept under the rug.


Thanks for the follow up!



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Well at least he was punished, although not harshly enough for ignorantly and willfully killing a member of law enforcement.

Hopefully other K9 handlers will remember the potential consequences before they decide to take stupid chances that could senselessly kill a loyal partner with no choice in the matter.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey




In your other post, I opined that, at the least, he should never be allowed to be a K9 officer again--the other two punishments are the whip cream and cherry that seem appropriately applied.

You were spot on in your assessment and predicted outcome.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
I looked into the laws of Indiana, and found nothing in that state that equates K9 dogs to officers. The best that I found was that they were considered property, so I'm pretty certain that this case was looked at from the point of view that he destroyed police property.


No worries, I understand it varies from state to state. There have been instances where people killing a K9 have been charged for much more than loss of property.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Wow...in other words no harm no foul. I just read an article about a guy in Connecticut who was just sentenced to 120 days for the killing of a pet fish. Granted, the Deputy did not intentionally kill the Police dog however, Law Enforcement is to be held to a higher standard than J. Q. Public.

I would like to see him at the very least have to pay for the training the dog received and to pay to replace the dog as it is very expensive process to train dogs for use in Law Enforcement. It is a sad affair when we hold individuals to a different standard because of the job they perform.




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