DETROIT – Video of a Detroit police officer capturing and killing a canine on town’s east aspect went viral on the web.
Police stated the canine was attacking a police Okay-9 unit, however a police commissioner desires to launch an investigation into what occurred.
The officer stated she was compelled to shoot the opposite canine after the 2 canines turned tangled by a fence within the 15000 block of Alma Avenue. House surveillance video captured the occasion. A white canine comes from across the nook and follows the Okay-9 alongside the fence. When the Okay-9 approaches the fence, police stated the white canine bit the Okay-9′s muzzle, trapping it by the fence. That’s when the police officer fired her gun, inflicting the canine to fall again writhing in ache till it died.
The proprietor was standing within the yard your complete time.
The officer’s commander stated it was an unlucky state of affairs however one in every of life and loss of life.
Residents are outraged and the video has gone viral nationwide shared by animal rights teams and teams calling for police oversight.
“Should there be an investigation into what happened? Absolutely,” stated Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton. “I am outraged.”
Burton stated he plans to name for an investigation and needs a overview of the Okay-9 and officer’s coaching.
“I think the homeowner was responsible for having their dog in their backyard. I think this would have been preventable if only the officer had control of the K-9,” Burton stated.
The officer is again on the job after some counseling. Regardless of a 6-foot excessive steel fence and indicators that say “Beware of the Dog,” the officer’s police commander is blaming the canine’s proprietor and is warning different Detroit canine house owners to maintain their canines “in their backyards and this won’t be an issue.”
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