Police Shoot Dog, Gunshots Caught On Graphic Video

Jul 2, 2013 Full story: Switched 85

A shocking video that has gone viral after it was posted to Reddit Monday afternoon shows Hawthorne police shooting a man's dog to death in front of the man.

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Truth

United States

#64 Jul 6, 2013
fly on the wall wrote:
is this not the same a$$hole who broke the jaw a someone who had been handcuffed. I suppose he was a afraid of a attack from a handcuffed prisoner. He took the life of max and changed the life of his owner and everyone else who viewed the pictures. What goes around comes around I can only hope I hear about.
Hopefully the owner learned from his mistakes and will better protect his next pet and not place it in danger because of his actions.
Get outta here

United States

#65 Jul 6, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Being scrutinized by idiots and police haters is part of the job I'm sure. I would lose no sleep over the fact that some idiots would rather me get mauled by a dog than defend myself.
Are you a police officer? I mean, I'm just wondering? And what "part of the job" are you talking about? The job of an idiot? If that's what your talking about, and I can only speak for myself, but I am far from an idiot. If the definition of an idiot is caring, having empathy, sympathy, and having a heart...then sign me up, I'll be the biggest idiot there is!
Truth

Rome, GA

#66 Jul 7, 2013
Get outta here wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a police officer? I mean, I'm just wondering? And what "part of the job" are you talking about? The job of an idiot? If that's what your talking about, and I can only speak for myself, but I am far from an idiot. If the definition of an idiot is caring, having empathy, sympathy, and having a heart...then sign me up, I'll be the biggest idiot there is!
Only an idiot would do nothing when a dog of that size and power is lunging at them. If you would wait till you were bitten and mauled to react then I guess you would be an idiot. Let me know and I will forward you the paperwork so you can as you say sign up.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#67 Jul 7, 2013
why did the sturmtrupp arrest him for videotaping? answer - retaliation for a civil suit.

watch the video and time it...max had 14 seconds to "attack" and didn't.

had he actually been aggressive then the officers would've gotten bit, period.

every heard of pepper spray?
Truth

Rome, GA

#68 Jul 7, 2013
cheryl miller wrote:
why did the sturmtrupp arrest him for videotaping? answer - retaliation for a civil suit.

watch the video and time it...max had 14 seconds to "attack" and didn't.

had he actually been aggressive then the officers would've gotten bit, period.

every heard of pepper spray?
The dog lunged at the officer very aggressively just before he shot him. Most pepper spray doesn't work on dogs. They were on the scene trying to apprehend an armed robbery suspect. Not wise to holster a weapon to pull out pepper spray when there is an armed suspect near by.
fly on the wall

Welch, WV

#69 Jul 7, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Only an idiot would do nothing when a dog of that size and power is lunging at them. If you would wait till you were bitten and mauled to react then I guess you would be an idiot. Let me know and I will forward you the paperwork so you can as you say sign up.
You are the only one who is rallying around killing the dog. The rest of know something else could and should have been done about this situation. You come across as a cop, married to one or killed a dog yourself and are trying to justify it. Most of us have dogs and love them except you and the horror of seeing our dog killed right before our eyes is more than we can bear. Speaking for myself I hope he gets what he gave.
You come across as a little kid stomping your feet and screaming and calling people names, because they will not agree with you. Grow up, grownups can agree to disagree

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#70 Jul 7, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The dog lunged at the officer very aggressively just before he shot him. Most pepper spray doesn't work on dogs. They were on the scene trying to apprehend an armed robbery suspect. Not wise to holster a weapon to pull out pepper spray when there is an armed suspect near by.
sorry truth but that's a lie, i've pepper sprayed several dogs and yeah, it does work.
fly on the wall

Welch, WV

#71 Jul 7, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
The dog lunged at the officer very aggressively just before he shot him. Most pepper spray doesn't work on dogs. They were on the scene trying to apprehend an armed robbery suspect. Not wise to holster a weapon to pull out pepper spray when there is an armed suspect near by.
The armed robbery suspect that was already over, why would still have your weapon ready. Unless he is afraid of his own shadow, then it pays to have a weapon close. Yes this is the kind of cop we need, one who is afraid.
Teresa

United States

#72 Jul 7, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>The dog lunged at the officer very aggressively just before he shot him. Most pepper spray doesn't work on dogs. They were on the scene trying to apprehend an armed robbery suspect. Not wise to holster a weapon to pull out pepper spray when there is an armed suspect near by.
If pepper spray doesn't work on dogs then why do postal carriers carry it to prevent being bitten? Do they just carry it for the sake of carrying it? Then there's the statement of armed robbers...they had already apprehended the men? They could have pepper sprayed the dog, there were FOUR police officers there? Your just being very closed minded and not seeing any other option other than heinously murdering a dog?
Officer Friendly

Concord, CA

#73 Jul 8, 2013
I work for law enforcement in the state of California. I can tell you, this guy whom shot the dog will most likely be facing some investigation, will probably be suspended without pay and most likely fired. The way you're taught is to use "minimum force to compel compliance". Having your weapon at the ready aimed at the non attacking dog's head is a shame! You have alternative measures in every aspect! OC pepper spray, a tazer, expandable Paton (asp), and as a very last measure, your weapon. Please don't take the actions of the untrained and unprofessional as a an account of the whole. It is a dangerous job, you sometimes never know who in the area could also be a threat, so you're always aware of your situational awareness which I could see, maybe asking or even telling the man to turn down his music, but arresting or detaining without an actual cause other than filming isn't obstruction or disorderly as you could see he was complying and starting to depart the scene.
As for Swain, it's always going to be his job to take the fall for his people. Once this gets to PITA or another animal advocates group, Swain too will more than likely be branded: future cut
Truth

Rome, GA

#74 Jul 8, 2013
fly on the wall wrote:
<quoted text>You are the only one who is rallying around killing the dog. The rest of know something else could and should have been done about this situation. You come across as a cop, married to one or killed a dog yourself and are trying to justify it. Most of us have dogs and love them except you and the horror of seeing our dog killed right before our eyes is more than we can bear. Speaking for myself I hope he gets what he gave.
You come across as a little kid stomping your feet and screaming and calling people names, because they will not agree with you. Grow up, grownups can agree to disagree
He will get nothing. It was justified. Have a nice day.
Truth

Rome, GA

#75 Jul 8, 2013
fly on the wall wrote:
<quoted text>The armed robbery suspect that was already over, why would still have your weapon ready. Unless he is afraid of his own shadow, then it pays to have a weapon close. Yes this is the kind of cop we need, one who is afraid.
Oh so you were there and know that it was over. I doubt it.
Truth

Rome, GA

#76 Jul 8, 2013
Teresa wrote:
<quoted text>If pepper spray doesn't work on dogs then why do postal carriers carry it to prevent being bitten? Do they just carry it for the sake of carrying it? Then there's the statement of armed robbers...they had already apprehended the men? They could have pepper sprayed the dog, there were FOUR police officers there? Your just being very closed minded and not seeing any other option other than heinously murdering a dog?
Only an idiot would take the time to holster his weapon and try to get out pepper spray before being bitten by a dog with that power.
Truth

Rome, GA

#77 Jul 8, 2013
Officer Friendly wrote:
I work for law enforcement in the state of California. I can tell you, this guy whom shot the dog will most likely be facing some investigation, will probably be suspended without pay and most likely fired. The way you're taught is to use "minimum force to compel compliance". Having your weapon at the ready aimed at the non attacking dog's head is a shame! You have alternative measures in every aspect! OC pepper spray, a tazer, expandable Paton (asp), and as a very last measure, your weapon. Please don't take the actions of the untrained and unprofessional as a an account of the whole. It is a dangerous job, you sometimes never know who in the area could also be a threat, so you're always aware of your situational awareness which I could see, maybe asking or even telling the man to turn down his music, but arresting or detaining without an actual cause other than filming isn't obstruction or disorderly as you could see he was complying and starting to depart the scene.
As for Swain, it's always going to be his job to take the fall for his people. Once this gets to PITA or another animal advocates group, Swain too will more than likely be branded: future cut
LOL.
Teresa

United States

#78 Jul 9, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Only an idiot would take the time to holster his weapon and try to get out pepper spray before being bitten by a dog with that power.
Ok, this is my LAST response to you because you're obviously mentally challenged...if you can get a gun, you can get pepper spray!
Truth

Rome, GA

#80 Jul 9, 2013
Teresa wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, this is my LAST response to you because you're obviously mentally challenged...if you can get a gun, you can get pepper spray!
He would lose valuable time trying to holster his weapon and pull out his pepper spray just to appease you. I would worry about my safety first before I would the dog or what action might appease someone else that isn't there. Have a nice day.
fly on the wall

Welch, WV

#81 Jul 9, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
He would lose valuable time trying to holster his weapon and pull out his pepper spray just to appease you. I would worry about my safety first before I would the dog or what action might appease someone else that isn't there. Have a nice day.
Why the hell does he have his weapon out in the first place. He must walk around with it in his hand all the time. How about driving a car? I bet it is some sight trying to drop his draws to take a dump with his gun in his hand. I bet eating would be a problem too. Tell me in you scholarly brain how does he do it. I bet since he killed Max he has not holstered it yet, best to have it really to kill something else.
Truth

Rome, GA

#82 Jul 9, 2013
fly on the wall wrote:
<quoted text>Why the hell does he have his weapon out in the first place. He must walk around with it in his hand all the time. How about driving a car? I bet it is some sight trying to drop his draws to take a dump with his gun in his hand. I bet eating would be a problem too. Tell me in you scholarly brain how does he do it. I bet since he killed Max he has not holstered it yet, best to have it really to kill something else.
Because there was an armed robbery suspect in the area they were trying to apprehend.
fly on the wall

Welch, WV

#83 Jul 9, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Because there was an armed robbery suspect in the area they were trying to apprehend.
If you would read the newspaper accounts of what happened, the robbery suspect was already in custody. All guns should have already put away. But no Jeffery still has his gun out, he was going to show Leon he was the boss and shot Max.
Truth

Rome, GA

#84 Jul 10, 2013
fly on the wall wrote:
<quoted text>If you would read the newspaper accounts of what happened, the robbery suspect was already in custody. All guns should have already put away. But no Jeffery still has his gun out, he was going to show Leon he was the boss and shot Max.
And we should trust the media because?

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