February 6, 2023
Annapolis, US 51 F

Original Police Report On Dog Shooting

The Anne Arundel County Police have responded to our inquiries and provided this redacted copy of the original police report (PDF) of the incident.

Additionally they added the following statement to their previous releases. As suspected. the officer may not have been authorized to carry a weapon while off duty.

The initial police report was forwarded through the police department’s chain of command at which time commanders requested further inquiry into whether the off-duty federal officer was legally authorized to carry a firearm while off-duty in the state of Maryland. During the initial investigation, it appeared the off-duty federal officer was legally authorized to carry a firearm, however, during the follow-up investigation his legal authority to carry a firearm became questionable.

To date, investigators have conducted additional interviews, crime scene examination and have looked extensively into the off-duty federal officer’s employment and eligibility to carry a firearm off-duty in the state of Maryland. Investigators have been in constant contact with the State’s Attorney’s Office throughout this follow-up investigation and investigators have turned over documentation and information learned during the follow-up investigation into the incident. This has enabled the State’s Attorney’s Office to begin their legal review of the facts of this incident. The police department anticipates concluding its investigation within the next 72 hours and officially turning over the complete findings to the State’s Attorney’s Office, however, investigators will remain engaged with the State’s Attorney’s Office and will assist them with any further investigative needs.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. The name of the off-duty federal officer and the 9-1-1 tape are not being released due to the open investigation. No additional information is being released at this time.

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  1. So Virginia “Ginny” Miles, drug prosecutor and friend of all police, good and bad, told the police not to press charges. How surprising. It would be nice if the State’s Attorney, Frank Weathersbee, could have put someone in charge of this decision who wasn’t evil and a sycophant for law enforcement.

  2. I really hope the family of Bear Bear gets the justice they deserve! Imagine how horrible and devastated any of us would have been!

  3. When I click on the link to the police report the blacked out info – the shooter’s name, address, phone umber and DOB – is visible for about 30-60 seconds before the black lines cover it up.

  4. I am not seeing that and I am not sure how it would happen as the document was provided in that form by the police. The redactions were made by AA Police

  5. not seeing the big deal here, heard the story in the news and decided to read up on it which lead me to here.

    reading the report, it appears that nothing was done wrong? Are people upset just because a dog got shot, or because a cop shot the dog.

    lists no other witnesses but I have seen other forums where people were ranting about other people being in the area.

    the rules of the park are also in the rport, seems that the owner did not follow them from I can tell.

  6. John – Not looking to argue, just wanted to let y’all know since it’s clear no one wanted the info to be visible. I wrote down some of what was visible and I will confirm if desired. Now that my computer has cached the pdf it downloads with the blackout lines.

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