Horrible Video: NYPD Officer Shoots a Puppy Dead As It Wags Tail

We may never know the full story behind this. But this should serve as a warning to anyone with a tough kind of dog to beware if cops are called to a scene, even if just to your neighbors’ place, they may react negatively if you let your dog out near them.

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CBS News has the story:

A woman’s dog was shot to death by a New York police officer, and the devastated woman wants the officer held accountable, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports.

The Bronx woman said the officer had no reason to open fire. The entire episode was caught on video.

“He was my beloved, and now he’s gone,” Yvonne Rosado said Thursday.

She relives the moment when her dog, Spike, was killed every time she leaves her apartment.

“It’s like a tearing inside that I feel every day when I open that door and I see that in my head, him just lying there twitching,” Rosado said.

It happened in the stairwell of Rosado’s building in the Fordham section of the Bronx last month, when a neighbor called police for an unrelated issue.

The neighbor said she was talking to officers when Rosado cracked open her own door to see what was going on. Spike, a pit bull, slipped out to investigate.

“When I realized that it was an officer in front of the door, I said, ‘He’s friendly! He’s friendly!'” Rosado said.

Surveillance video shows Spike coming out of the apartment. His tail was wagging as he ran over to the officer, who pulled his weapon and shot him at point-blank range.

The dog looks very friendly walking up to the officer, but we won’t know all the facts until they come out at trial. This is a very tragic situation. I’m a former prosecutor with nothing to hide, but when the police knock on my door, I won’t even answer. They’ll need a search warrant.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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