Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:37:04 PM
collegebound - Maybe you should consider having higher expectations from law enforcement. We expect them to make good decisions. This was a no-brainer.
Cop pulls up. There is a barking dog right in front of him. If he was scared of the dog, why did he step out of the car? He could have waited a minute for the resident to show up. He could have even called on the phone or over the loud speaker. It seems so amazingly simple. The average person would know better. A cop should be a bit smarter than the average person.
I can think of a half dozen better ways the situation could have been handled. Also, his joking and teasing of the victim shows his arrogance.
On one hand I feel bad that he lost his job. On the other...I don't think he was qualified for the job. If this very simple situation was too difficult for him to handle properly, he should not be a cop.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:09:38 PM
I couldn't ever see a <50lb blue heeler kill a full grown male in the prime of his life. You`d have to be a complete moron to get killed by one. A bite on the leg or hand isn`t going to kill you. This officer completely over reacted. Once again quick to pull a trigger not a good response for an officer to have.