Story here, including video of the shooting. The dog was barking in a friendly manner, and it appears the officer shot the dog because the person taking the video refused to leave his property and approach her. This seems... counterproductive. The sheriff's office first tried to ignore the issue, but eventually issued a statement claiming "Faulkner County investigators have been working diligently to investigate whether [the officer] violated any state law or our agencies' policies and procedures. While it appears no policies or laws were violated..."
All I have to say about that is that they would have absolutely found something to charge an ordinary citizen with had that person shot a dog under those circumstances. And, once more, the presence of a video recording vindicates the citizen and allows for justice when the police themselves ignored the complaint.
This entry was published Tue Jan 08 06:47:31 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2019-01-06 11:13:01.0.