3 officers go off street duty after shooting dog

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Updated: 7/04/2013 11:52 am

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police officials say they've pulled three officers from street duty after a widely-circulated video showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler and drew numerous death threats.

Hawthorne police spokesman Lt. Scott Swain told the Daily Breeze (http://bit.ly/14OwxK8) the decision is for the officers' safety following an incident on Sunday a uniformed officer shot the dog four times.

A cellphone video that had more than 3.7 million views on YouTube by Thursday morning shows the dog, named Max, being shot after scrambling out of a car's back seat through a window and lunging at officers who had handcuffed its master.

The dog's owner, Leon Rosby, says police needlessly killed his dog. His lawyer, Michael Gulden, said Rosby's complaint will be added to an existing lawsuit Rosby has against police.

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Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com

 

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Paladin - 7/5/2013 9:36 AM
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WOW, are cops still allowed to carry guns in the republic of california? I thought all the gun hating libs over there would have disarmed the cops by now.

nubgnngs42 - 7/5/2013 7:28 AM
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Lucky they're not in Carson City, Nv. There's a law still on the books, Shoot and kill my dog, I can hang you.
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