Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I have to add another 'Law Enforcement' category:

LE While Stupid:
A Labrador-pit bull was shot and killed by police inside a south-central home Friday afternoon inches from where the homeowner was showering.

"I was taking a shower, when all the sudden I heard this loud pop," Deanna Gonzales said. "I jumped out of the shower naked and saw my dog whimpering on the ground."

Officers were responding to a tip that Francisco Aragon, a 28-year-old wanted on felony and misdemeanor charges including escape, was at the Rio Grande Street house, said Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Tim Hogan.

The dog lunged at an officer, biting him on the right wrist, police said.

The dog then retreated and was coming back at the officers when a second officer shot the dog, police said.

"They had permission to be in the house, they did nothing wrong," Hogan said

So far, sounds not bad, right? Here's the rest:
Gonzales' children let police into the house to look for the fugitive while Gonzales showered, she said.

Her daughter put Gemini, a 2-year-old Labrador-pit bull in the bathroom with her to keep him out of the way, Gonzales said

Police opened the bathroom door and the dog pounced

Which takes this into the realm of "If the kids put the dog in there, and you knew it, and knew mom was showering, WHY THE HELL DID YOU OPEN THE DOOR?"

But, of course, the officers Did No Wrong:
Hogan said the officer took the necessary steps for self-defense.

"Sometimes that's the only option they have," he said. "It's just one of those things."

Friggin' moron.

1 comment:

BobG said...

They had no business in the house without a warrant; a toddler opening the door is NOT permission to search a house. And the dog was just doing what it is supposed to do, protecting the family.