A Detroit police officer shot and killed a dog in its yard after she let her K9 stick his nose through the fence. After the K9 stuck his nose through the fence, the dog on the other side bit his snout and wouldn't let go the officer then pulled her gun and shot the dog in the head.
Detroit officials say the police officer will not be reprimanded after shooting a dog in the head, and the officer acted according to protocol.
“Her partner was being attacked, and we demand that our officers protect not only themselves but their partners and citizens. At this point, it was a clear and present danger; her dog was being viciously harmed,” said Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagyi “It’s unfortunate it came to this, we don’t like to see any animal hurt.”
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
According to DailyMail
A pit bull was shot and killed by a Detroit K9 police officer after it got entangled with her own dog through a fence, sparking outrage on social media after video of the incident went viral.
Home security cameras captured the graphic footage from August 3 which shows a white pit bull in its own yard in a residential area of Detroit get into a confrontation with a police K9.
In the footage, the police officer appears to have trouble separating the two.
Detroit Police Department officials told TMZ that the pit bull bit down on the K9’s nose and refused to let go.
Detroit police told TMZ that there are no plans to discipline the officer involved.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the department for comment.
'Her partner was being attacked and we demand that our officers protect not only themselves but their partners and citizens,' Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagyi told the Detroit Free Press.
'At this point it was a clear and present danger; her dog was being viciously harmed.