Cop Shoots Dog In Park, Police Are OK With It

| August 3, 2010 | 22 Comments

A dog. A public dog park. A federal police officer. A gun. A dead dog. County police see no problem.

The Baltimore Sun has a very disturbing article about the shooting of a dog in the Quail Run Dog Park in Severn. From reports, a Siberian Husky was running in the fenced in area off his leash (which is allowed).  A federal police officer (whom County police have declined to identify) entered the area with his leashed German Shepherd. The dogs began to get aggressive and the officer asked the Husky’s handler to call off the dog. Before the handler could do anything, the officer drew his weapon and shot the dog.

A spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department said no charges will be filed and investigators found no evidence of criminal activity.

Certainly discharging a weapon in a public park merits some investigation. Certainly shooting and killing a dog in a dog park with little warning merits some investigation. Is this a case of one cop looking out for another? Unfortunately, it seems so and until Anne Arundel County Police come forward with something more than a “case closed” statement, this rightfully should be another black eye on the County police force. They say there is a thin blue line amongst the brotherhood of officers. That line was crossed.

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