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California Police Walk Past "Beware of Dog Sign," Fatally Shoot Family Dog

• Jonathan Turley
We have been following the seemingly endless cases of shootings of dogs around the country. The latest is in El Monte, California where the police entered a family's front yard some nine months ago (passed "Beware of Dog" signs) and fatally shot the family's 2-year-old German shepherd. There was no imminent crime or exigent circumstance. Police were coming to collect a photograph of the teenage son of Cathy Luu and Chi Nguyen, whom they had previously reported had run away from home (he returned shortly afterward).....

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Comment by Ed Price
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From the article: "El Monte Police Chief Steven Schuster (left) has now announced that 'The full incident was investigated, including both officers’ actions, with no sustained policy violations found.' He simply said that 'the officers felt that their safety was compromised due to the dog.' That is all it takes apparently."

Now ask yourself this question. How many residents of ANY municipality are happy about police coming uninvited, onto their property, and shooting their dog? Ask yourself, "How many residents anywhere are happy with something like this?"

Note the words from the article, "... with no sustained policy violations found." When are we going to get up off our duffs and force city Government to change police policy, both in what they are allowed to do, and in how they are punished for infractions?

In addition, it is way past time to take the Police Union down. When you check it out, you will see that the Police Union has a BIG conflict of interests by even existing.

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