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NY: Another cop kills another Pit Bull

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by E Diggy, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Maybe K9 officers should carry break sticks. Just a crazy idea.

    Officer kills dog while on scene of possible burglary





    Published: 6/08 10:29 pm

    updated: 6/08 11:43 pm


    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse police officer shot and killed a dog while responding to a call of a possible burglary. Police say the dog attacked a K-9 dog, but witnesses tell a different story.

    It started at 1:30 Sunday afternoon when officers were called to Carbon Street for a reported burglary in progress. When police arrived, they noticed the basement door to the house was open. Investigators say that when the officer announced his presence, a pit bull ran out of the house and attacked the K-9 dog.

    Police say the officer tried to get the pit bull to release its grip on the K-9, but was unsuccessful. At that point, the person who lives at the house came downstairs with a rifle in his hand. The officer told the man to drop the weapon and the man complied.

    When the officer turned his attention back to the dogs, he tried again to separate the pit bull from the K-9 dog. When he couldn't, the officer shot and killed the pit bull. Investigators tell us that the K-9 suffered minor injuries.

    Witnesses on the scene tell NewsChannel 9 a different story. They say the pit bull-mix, an 11-month-old name Loki, was the one being attacked by the K-9. "He's never been around violence. Nothing like that so he was scared, he was crying. Getting mauled and the cop beating his own canine with his baton to get him off," says Gaetano Colozzoi, one of the dog's owners. Another witness says that the officer kept yelling commands at the K-9 dog and the K-9 would not let go of the Loki.

    Colozzoi was the armed man who confronted police. He says he heard dogs fighting and never heard the officer announce himself, which is why he grabbed a gun. When he saw the officer and was told to drop the gun, he complied.

    Police say they are re-examing evidence, including video of the incident. Colozzoi was not charged. The initial report of a burglary at the house was unfounded.
     
  2. Gristyle

    Gristyle Little Dog

    Why didn't he use pepper spray or his tazer? I want to see the video because I'm sure it will be on YouTube soon. We just had a 4 month old puppy shot by an off duty cop a month ago in Chicago. The cop tried to lie and say the puppy was trying to attacking his son. But witnesses say his son was no where in site.
     
  3. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    They kill pit bulls ALL THE TIME around here. Most the time, it's extremely questionable and I have never seen anyone reprimanded.
     
  4. i would have shot the dog too.
     
  5. Gristyle

    Gristyle Little Dog

    Even if the cops went to the wrong house? Idk I'd rather taser the dog then have to worry about the consequences from public outrage.
     
  6. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    Why? I understand the threat that was posed and that's legitimate, but this dog was in its own house and the complaint that was being followed up on turned up to be unfounded. It's a pretty messed up situation.
     
  7. I remember back in the mid 90s when I lived in Chicago someone in the neighborhood I was living in at the time got all three of his dogs killed by the the police. The police were conducting a drug bust but they didn't find any drugs. The weird thing about it though was these dogs were outside in 3 separate kennels posing little to no threat to the police yet they were still killed. Now that's just all types of wrong.

    Unfortunately there are alot of pitbulls in areas where crime is running rampant. Criminals and pitbulls go hand in hand in these areas. the police aren't trying to take any chances when they come in contact with pitbulls at a crime scene. It's fucked up but that's the world we live in.
     
  8. Gristyle

    Gristyle Little Dog

    True!! It's tends to be a status symbol. But as long as the media puts a negative spin on the breed they will keep getting killed. Just like the vid you posted. The reporter said the dogs bit her arms and legs, but all I saw was two goofballs playing. Idk, just watch your dogs and hope the cops don't shoot them
     

  9. I missed that part of the article. my fault, but if i was a cop i probably still would have shot the dog. a cop dog is considered a cop and has all the rights as one. if you kill a cop dog you can be sentenced to life. the homeowner should be compensated though.
     
  10. E Diggy

    E Diggy Big Dog

    You'd think so, but I've seen this happen more than a couple times and al the cop has to do is say they felt they their life or their dog's life was in danger and it's justifiable. If the cop disn't do anything wrong, the city will not end up paying anything. I don't get it. You're asleep in bed, and the next thing you know, you're awoken by your dog downstairs and someone's in your house. Your dog defends the house and you grab your gun. Turns out it's the police. You drop your gun and they kill your dog. "Sorry about that. We had a report of a burglary."
     
  11. I don't completely agree with you on that one.That women clearly sent her dogs on that reporter with the intent of them intimidating or doing damage to that chick. It could have easily ended up bad but luckily it didn't. I guess her dogs wasn't really bout that life. Another thing, I really don't know what you consider playing but I'm willing to bet not too many people are going to offer up one of their arms for a pitbull to use as a "play" toy. I know damn well I'm not about to. The pet store sells a variety of alternatives in the toy section so I'll go with one of those options.LMAO
     
  12. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    I had a buddy whos house was raided in 96 over some bullshit small scale pot peddling and after they found absolutely nothing (like I said, small scale) they shot a half blind and deaf 12 year old bulldog on their way out AS HE SAT QUIETLY ON THE FRONT PORCH. they didn't notice him when they went in and he was sitting in the same damn spot.
     
  13. Gristyle

    Gristyle Little Dog

    I agree she was dumb for letting the dogs out and I can see how they could come across as intimidating but I didn't see the biting part. If I remember correctly it seemed like they were happy to see her. Idk I could be wrong. Long story short, the lady was wrong (dumb dog owner with messed up hair sporting a young fitted shirt) and the reporter was wrong (you don't try to tape people's reaction of someone that lost a loved one. That's just wrong). I wonder what happened after the camera's stop rolling. Did the lady get arrested?
     
  14. damn that's messed up. R.I.P. to all the innocent dogs that died from police gun violence.
     
  15. Too true
     

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