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Dog Shootings

Owner's Claim That Arizona Deputy Unnecessarily Shot Her Dog Refuted by Video

MCSO says the pet dog called Chevy attacked Tarzan and inflicted a number of injuries. The deputy tried to separate the two dogs but after that failed, he shot and killed Chevy. "MCSO K-9 Tarzan sustained injuries to his face and chest to include a broken tooth," the statement reads.

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Man Unleashes Pitbull on New York Officer, Dog Wounded by Gunshot

A Rochester, NY, police officer responding to a domestic dispute was bitten on the leg by a pitbull. The officer shot the dog, who reportedly did not die from the gunshot.

Texas Officer Recovering from Dog Attack

A Burnet (TX) police officer responding to a call of a dog attack on a bicyclist ended up herself coming under attack by three dogs, sustaining bites to both of her arms.

Utah Officer Justified in Shooting Dog During Search for Missing Child, Court Says

“A missing child is a child who is in danger until they are found,” Murphy said. “What happened to Geist was an unfortunate situation, but we believe the court ruled correctly the officer acted in a reasonable manner when he was faced with a dog that was about to attack him.”

NYPD Officer Accidentally Shoots U.S. Marshal while Firing at Dog

An officer with the U.S. Marshals Services is in stable condition after he was accidentally shot by an NYPD officer during an early morning raid in Greenville, authorities said.

CA Teen Accidentally Shot by Deputies in Pit Bull Attack on Officers

In a news conference at the scene hours after the shooting, Capt. Christopher Bergner of the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau said it appeared that both the teen and the deputy had been struck by ricochets when deputies fired at the charging animal, which deputies identified as a pit bull.

Federal Court Rules Police Justified in Shooting Dogs if They Move, Bark During Home Entry

The decision, which only applies in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, stems from a 2013 incident in Battle Creek, Michigan, where, according to court documents, police shot and killed a dog while executing a search warrant on a home looking for drugs.

Colorado City Pays More Than $256K Over Officer's Shooting of Pet Dog

In what’s being called the largest settlement of its kind, Commerce City, CO, has agreed to pay $262,500 to a man whose dog was killed by a police officer.

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Firing of Florida Officer for Shooting Dog

An online petition is calling for the termination of a Florida City, FL, police officer who shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning after it ran out the front door of a home when the officer knocked on the door.

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Video: Iowa Officer Accidentally Kills Woman at Domestic while Shooting at Dog

During a domestic call in the 100 block of South Garfield Avenue, an officer with the Burlington (Iowa) Police Department fired his weapon, hitting 34-year-old Autumn Mae Steele, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS).

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