First off, I would ask for proof that these officers in fact tased the dog - tasing brings grown men to their knees. Kind of hard to swallow that it
wouldn't do the same, or worse, to a 5 lb dog.
Second, I would ask for the incident report on the jogger's complaint - IF in fact there was a jogger to begin with.
Third, I would request the medical report, or photographic proof, or SOME proof of that many bites on the idiot's hand.
Fourth, I would file a lawsuit so fast it would make that cop's badge spin. IF the dog bit someone then you speak with the dog's guardian - NOT the
dog. I would be demanding to know why Animal Control was not called for a DOG BITING incident.
All the idiots had to do was to leave a card on the door or gate asking the property owner to contact the police department. Was the dog outside or
inside ? If he was inside, I'd file another lawsuit. If it were a felony, and a bigger freakin' dog, then yeah, I'd buy the urgency defense - but
if the dog bit the cop's hand that many times (which I highly doubt) then an investigation should be initiated into what could be wrong with that
cop's reflexes that when a dog snaps/bites once, why force the issue and keep trying to contain the dog. Call Animal Control if you can't contain
a dog - and stick to casing out the doughnut shops.
A lawsuit needs to be filed since that cop was acting outside of his scope of training. He/she is NOT an animal control officer and that is where the
lawsuit comes in -
What did they need to "contain" the dog for in the first place? The dog wasn't going to be arrested so there was no need to "contain" him. A
chihuahua will snap at most strangers since they, rightfully so, don't trust people other than their owners.
This has wrong written all over it. I'm sick of cops gunning down people's pets and expecting to toss out that "I felt threatened" BS line just
to cover their asses.
Bully mentality cops need to understand that dogs don't bow down to them like a human will. And if a dog doesn't jump when the cop says jump, that
is NO reason, nor excuse, to draw down on one and take his life.
I hope the idiot makes it into the abuser database at PetAbuse.Com
God help any doughnut shop hopper that ever
causes my dog injury or death.