Arkansas Deputy Fired After Shooting Small Dog

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    Arkansas Deputy Fired After Shooting Small Dog

    The officer had responded to a call about an aggressive animal. When he arrived there were 2 small dogs playing in the yard of a home. The officer asked the homeowner to come out to the street to talk to him. The homeowner began filming the incident. When the other began walking towards him, the camera tilts down and a shot rings out. You then see the dog writhing on the ground while yelling. The former deputy then tells the homeowner, "I told you." The dog did survive and, after being suspended, the deputy was fired. To make matters worse, the former deputy was a K-9 officer. It boggles my mind how these incidents continue to occur. Training in this area has to improve.


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    Reads like the neighbor was about to shoot the dog earlier. I would like to know more about why officers were called there...and what the deal is with that woman.

    Probably should have just pepper sprayed the dog if he felt it was being or getting aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Reads like the neighbor was about to shoot the dog earlier. I would like to know more about why officers were called there...and what the deal is with that woman.

    Probably should have just pepper sprayed the dog if he felt it was being or getting aggressive.
    It sounded like the deputy shot it because he was annoyed with the homeowner.

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    Should have pepper sprayed dogs. Any idea why the owner initially refused to even speak to the deputy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Should have pepper sprayed dogs. Any idea why the owner initially refused to even speak to the deputy?
    It didn't really say that he wouldn't talk to the deputy, just that he declined to walk out to the street to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    It didn't really say that he wouldn't talk to the deputy, just that he declined to walk out to the street to do so.
    It seems as if he's not willing to in the video...but it doesn't matter, should have pepper sprayed the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    It seems as if he's not willing to in the video...but it doesn't matter, should have pepper sprayed the dog.
    Especially a K9 officer.

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    Does the video show that this officer is equipped with OC spray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    Does the video show that this officer is equipped with OC spray?
    I couldn't tell, but most carry it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I couldn't tell, but most carry it.
    I know a lot that don't, which is why i was asking.

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    Police should not have to answer calls involving animals unless they are vicious and in the act of attacking or preparing to attack. Police are not trained for these type of calls and shouldn't have to answer them. Common sense shuld have prevailed on the part of the officer, but still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Police should not have to answer calls involving animals unless they are vicious and in the act of attacking or preparing to attack. Police are not trained for these type of calls and shouldn't have to answer them. Common sense shuld have prevailed on the part of the officer, but still....
    That would make a lot of officers happy if that were the case. A lot of folks assume officers moonlight as animal control and that's just not the case.

    I've heard some very interesting calls for officers assistance regarding animals.

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    I'd like to know what the "aggressive animal" call was all about. Had there been repeated instances regarding the dog/s?

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    I'm not in any way interested in watching a video of a dog being shot, so I hope that someone can help me with this. Was the dog a chihuahua?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Police should not have to answer calls involving animals unless they are vicious and in the act of attacking or preparing to attack. Police are not trained for these type of calls and shouldn't have to answer them. Common sense shuld have prevailed on the part of the officer, but still....
    I agree with this... Police have way more important things to deal with than calls involving animals.

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