A police officer responded to a burglary alarm and ended up shooting the owner’s dogs, video shows
A woman critically responded to Minneapolis’s law enforcement after her two dogs were taken by an officer to respond to a burglary alarm at home, according to local media reported.
Jennifer LeMay has released a video of the shooting, which took place on Saturday night on Facebook and became viral.
The Minneapolis woman says the pictures show that the officer reacted with unnecessary force and that her dogs have not threatened by KARE.
According to CBS Minnesota, the incident took place on Saturday after LeMay said his 13-year-old daughter accidentally fires the house’s theft alarm.
Police responded and entered the family’s backyard, where their two pit bulls were, the two service animals, according to LeMay.
The video, which has more than 137,000 hits since Sunday night, shows that the officer quickly back under his gun fired when one of the dogs for you to cut him. The animal, however, stops, then begins to walk slowly in the direction of the officer. After the dog moves a few feet, the agent opened fire.
A second dog then proceeds, but before he could approach the officer who goes off, and the dog ran away. The officer then raises the fence. Both dogs are still alive.
According to a police report obtained by KARE, the official mentioned dogs as pit bulls and said they were charging before opening fire.
LeMay told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the dogs, Ciroc and named Rocko, are Staffordshire Terriers, a kind of pit bull, that helps their son both suffer from severe anxiety.
LeMay told the grandstand that he had to pay thousands of dollars for the two dogs undergoing surgery. Ciroc suffered a fractured jaw, while Rocko needed stitches, she says. On Facebook, he said the two animals have returned home Sunday night.
A GoFundMe page set for dogs’ medical bills has increased $ 6,000 in eight hours.
The Minneapolis Police Department issued a statement saying it would investigate the shooting, according to CBS Minnesota.
“Every time an officer carries out his firearm in the line of duty, there is a survey completed with the Internal Affairs Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department,” the statement said.
“We are in the video posted online, and the video of the officer’s body chamber.”