Monday, September 11, 2017
KANSAS CITY GUNNED DOWN DOGGIE DEBATE: SHOULD KCPD HAVE PUT DOWN POOCH AMID WEED & GUN ARREST???
Accusations and curses spiraled out of control on social media . . . So much so that local TV news picked up the story.
Fox4: KC police shoot, kill charging dog during drug, weapons arrest; Man says it was unnecessary
Deets . . .
“My dogs don't know how to attack people. They were just barking. It's a big, chaotic situation and they just unloaded right into him,” he said.
The suspect is facing multiple drug related charges and a weapons charge but he said the punishment of watching his dog die in front of him does not fit his crime.
More . . .
Kansas City Police Statement:
Officers were at this residence in an attempt to conduct a search warrant. As they approached the front porch they observed a white male subject slam the front door. Verbal commands were given advising those inside that officers were there for a search warrant. Officers then observed a white male subject open the front door allowing the 2 dogs to run out and attack the officers, and he quickly closed the door. The two dogs were barking, growling, with hair raised, and charged at the officers who were ascending the front stair to the front door. One of the dogs charged at an officer biting him on the leg and tore his pants. Due to the dogs actions the dog was shot.
The second canine he released on officers ran away and was able to be controlled with the assistance of a neighbor. Officers were able to keep the 2nd dog at bay and away from other officers utilizing a dog stick which the dog was biting for the duration of the search warrant. Officers allowed the owner to be taken out of handcuffs to assist in securing the 2nd canine and to avoid another deadly incident.
Please note, the suspect was charged in custody for Narcotics, Felon in Possession, and a charge per the prosecutor for releasing the dogs out of the front door at the tactical officers on approach (Unlawful use of a weapon).
And so we leave it up to our blog community . . .
WERE POLICE RIGHT TO PUT DOWN THIS ATTACKING DOGGIE OR IS KC SOCIAL MEDIA RAGE JUSTIFIED???
You decide . . .