Officers in Missouri have been caught doing their second favorite activity when being filmed, shooting and killing dogs (to make it worse, when they have no business being at the house)
KCTV:The official statement: “Officers were alerted to a residence where sounds of an argument, sounds of a disturbance, was happening,” Graves said. “A dog came out of that residence and lunged at officers, and in fear of their personal safety, officers shot the dog.”
Via Photography Is Not A Crime: Missouri cops were caught on camera killing a family dog after knocking on a door of a residence and fearing for their lives when the dog came running out to greet them.
Or as they call it, “lunged” at them.
The surveillance video shows Sierra, a rescue dog, did not act any differently than many dogs do when strangers come knocking on the door; a little excited and curious, but probably not planning to do anything but sniff the cop.
Usually, all it takes is to allow the dog to sniff your hand to put it at ease, then pet it. Dogs are not very hard to win over.
But the cop was in fear for his life, so he fired once, but missed, which scared the dog into running away from the cop.
However, that was not enough for the cop, who fired a second time, killing the dog.