“video surveillance footage from the Green family residence revealed the absence of any charging, lunging or showing of teeth by the dog Grady and instead showed the dog Grady seeking ‘greater distance between the officer and himself,’ displaying ‘calming [body] signals’ by ‘looking away from the officers and showing his [Grady’s] flank,’ and moving in a ‘trot.'” (Brackets in complaint.)
(Yes, this is relevant). I had my precious best friend, a dog, for 15, almost 16 years. Since the age of 6, she has been my best friend, she loved no one but me- a trait only she had and to a traumatized child that was vital. As I grew up she stayed the only loyal being, I grieve her still. I wear her collar on my wrist (she’s a chihuahua) and think of her daily. I now have another chihuahua whom is precious to me. To see them or any animal hurt like this breaks my heart, but when it’s your dog, the pain would be more than traumatic. Had this been me and my dogs, especially my best friend, I think I would have had a breakdown for she was all I had.
People who don’t know the love and emotional bond between animals and humans I have pity for. Maybe you aren’t as obsessed with your dog or animal but feel it’s part of your family.
Now, how would you feel if he/she was calmly sitting on your porch watching the world and minding its business, only to be shot…on purpose…by a cop?
In the Chicago suburb of South Holland that’s exactly what happened; with video footage to prove the dogs innocence. What happened? Why does this matter? Surely a cop wouldn’t unjustly kill an innocent family dog…