View Full Version : Officer shoots dog that got loose because it was taking too long to catch?

netscape check two
05-12-2010, 06:26 PM
"I'm not sitting there for three hours when I got calls in!”

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Bella and her buddy got out of their fenced yard last Thursday while their owners were at dinner. Witnesses say the pit bulls ran down into another yard. A woman, fearful of the dogs, called for help. Concord Police responded and tried to catch the dogs for 42 minutes. One of the dogs, Jaxson, was easy to corral. But Bella proved to be more difficult. FOX Charlotte's Morgan Fogarty asked, "Was it snapping or charging?" Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Bryan Archer says, "From what I was told, yes it was.”

Archer works in the with animal control division of the Sheriff's Office. He says one of his deputies showed up to help Concord Police and spent 56 minutes trying to catch the dog. Archer says his deputy, Sean Austin, never witnessed the animal act aggressively toward adults or children nearby, but he chose to shoot and kill it. "We couldn't do anything with the dog, we had to finally make a decision,” says Archer.

Jeff Daniels, the owner of both Bella and Jaxson, says witnesses told him, "The animal control officer chased her in between two houses and shot her as she was running away." Daniels came home from dinner and realized his dog had been killed. He questioned Austin and recorded it on his iPhone. It's video the sheriff tells FOX Charlotte he wants to see. The video shows Daniels saying "But you said that she didn't show any aggression toward you, you know? You told me that. She didn't show any aggression...why can't you..." Austin is seen in the video saying, "I'm not sitting there for three hours when I got calls in!” Daniels then asks, "So what's your time limit? Is it 20 minutes? Is that what it is?"

One witness has also provided a written statement about Bella the dog, reading "At no time...did I ever feel that she was a danger or aggressive to any person out there."

Fogarty asked Archer, "What would you say to other pet owners who see this...and maybe worry, oh my God, if my dog gets loose and the officers can't catch it, they're gonna shoot it?" Archer responded, "We do everything we can do to keep from having to shoot one."

Daniels couldn't hold back his emotion when he said, “The law states that dogs are property, but my dog wasn't property. Not to me or my family. She was a part of my family.” He has retained an animal rights attorney in Raleigh. He is considering suing.

Animal control says prior to the shooting, it had never gotten a complaint or call about Bella. The department also says Deputy Austin couldn't have used a tranquilizer gun because he doesn't have the proper certification for that tool. Sheriff Brad Riley is looking into the deputy's actions.


Uncle Steezo
05-12-2010, 06:31 PM

05-13-2010, 01:47 AM
Good. They need to prosecute to the fullest extent allowable under the law. These faggots need to be put in check at every opportunity so they know not to fuck with the people who pay their salaries.

05-13-2010, 06:49 AM
The mafuckahz be scared at first, maybe even thought dat shit is wrong? Then they either get into it or become more bitter n do more nasty shit!

05-13-2010, 01:00 PM
LOL, they are both the same result. Since all shit rolls down hill, I think we need to start looking at the police commissioners and city mayors. From now on, EVERYTHING the police do, we hold these two people accountable.

Since these people dictate the policy and objectives, they also control the mental climate at the precincts. Police must be reformed to be more of a civil servant and less of a shakedown for quota and money goomba...and I think this can be achieved to some degree by turning down the heat.

05-13-2010, 01:53 PM