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Pit bull owners: San Antonio police officer at wrong house shoots family dog
KSAT ^ | October 15, 2012 | Jessie Degollado

Posted on 10/17/2012 12:29:30 PM PDT by Altariel

A local couple says a San Antonio police officer who shot their dog in the jaw early Sunday morning was at the wrong house.

Albert Morales said his brother, Hector Serna, woke him up before dawn after hearing the gunshot and then pounding on his window.

“I thought someone was trying to break in,” Serna said, since the officer never identified himself.

Serna and Morales said they went outside and the officer approached them saying there had been a 911 call about a deceased woman.

Morales then said the officer told him he was responding to the call from another family blocks away on another street, who had once lived in their house.

Morales said the officer then told him 20 minutes later to check on his dog.

According to Morales, the officer said, “He trotted up to me after I turned the corner, came to my feet and I shot him.”

Morales said the officer described how he told the pit bull to get back, and when he didn’t, he stepped back and fired his service revolver. However, the officer admitted to Morales the pit bull never growled at him.

“I don’t know if he meant to go straight down between the eyes or the top of the head, but it went from the mouth down,” Morales said. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s an innocent dog. He’s suffering.”

Morales said his dog must be kept caged for six weeks, wear a cone around his neck, a muzzle over his mouth, and must be fed liquid nourishment through a straw.

Morales' girlfriend, Sarah Bueno, said they’ve already accumulated nearly $600 in veterinary bills, not including medications, follow-up visits, and possible complications.

“We’d like SAPD to pay for all that costs that have occurred,” Bueno said. “Just take care of their mistake.”

A San Antonio police spokesman said the couple will be provided information on how to file a complaint and submit a financial claim.

The spokesman said it was too early to say whether there was a 911 mix-up, but the shift commander will look into the matter.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: assholecop; dog; donutwatch; govtabuse; policestate; rapeofliberty; sanantonio; texas; warondogs

1 posted on 10/17/2012 12:29:37 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Reading crap like this makes me realize that I really, REALLY need to get a solid fence. Can’t trust the cops with a squirt gun, apparently.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 12:33:13 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Altariel

oh jeez...


3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:34:15 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: Altariel
OMG, just minutes after I posted this:

Police taze blind man with stick

4 posted on 10/17/2012 12:34:57 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Altariel
Morales said the officer described how he told the pit bull to get back, and when he didn’t, he stepped back and fired his service revolver.

 

Heh. THAT showed him. I bet the next time an officer tells that pit bull to get back - HE DOES IT.

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Noticing the pit bill survived. Goes to show how more range time is needed by the cop.

/Sarc

5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Altariel

Is that you Chett99?


6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:38:51 PM PDT by Gatn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The pit bull described how he clearly informed the Officer that he was trespassing on his Master’s property and advised him to leave and return in a lawful manner. ‘And then he had the gall to shoot me! Me, for doing my job!’ “

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What the article would have added, if the dog could give his side of the story.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

“Albert Morales said his brother, Hector Serna...”


8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); Altariel

Naaah.
Chet99 was rabidly anti-dog and frothed at the mouth about how evil dog owners are.
Altariel gets flak over posting stuff that makes cops look bad for acting like sturmtruppen.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The canine “no hable anglais”? Shoot him to teach him lesson!

LEo nneds to be disciplined (preferable by the owner and his family with PTFE rods.)


10 posted on 10/17/2012 12:48:36 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Altariel

And some people wonder why I have absolutely no respect for cops: Cowards that like to kill animals; trigger happy psychopaths.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad
"Cowards that like to kill animals; trigger happy psychopaths."

A wee bit broad?

12 posted on 10/17/2012 1:00:43 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Not broad enough: They also like killing unarmed innocents, children, old men, blind men, retarded children, and then blaming the victims.

I’ve got more if you need them.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Altariel

14 posted on 10/17/2012 1:05:37 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: CodeToad

What I meant was, isn’t it a little broad to say all of the above is true about ALL cops?


15 posted on 10/17/2012 1:07:46 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Happens way too often.

But considering it was San Antone, Mex. neighborhood and a loose puppy-mill Pit, I’ll give this one cop a break. He was just stupid.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 1:09:14 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

When I see the other cops that claim they are not like that come forward and denounce such behaviors maybe then I can narrow the descriptions. Until then, yes, ALL cops. Since they all want to hide behind “the blue line”, they all can take responsibility for it, too.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 1:15:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Altariel

great post


18 posted on 10/17/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: SJSAMPLE

This happens so frequently that you would think they’d invest in a GPS system or something similar to locate the proper address.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Altariel; SmithL; Eyes Unclouded; Rodney King; Redcitizen; ellery; dcwusmc; Forgotten Amendments; ..
"Whoops... Sorry, citizen. We thought you were someone else" PING

Click the link to be added to the "Whoops. Sorry, citizen. We thought you were someone else" PING list.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That would fix the problem if ignorance or carelessness were the cause.

An increasing percentage of cops seem to *enjoy* shooting dogs and assaulting law-abiding citizens.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 1:25:59 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: CodeToad; Wyrd bið ful aræd
My family and I dealt with police harrrassment for 20 years in relation to a cold case.
Agreed, brush wasn't broad enough.
Only heard TWO officers denounce such behavior.
TWO out of how many hundreds?

Sick.
Took them 20 years to finally catch the guy who did it and leave us alone.

22 posted on 10/17/2012 1:26:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Altariel
"but the shift commander will look into the matter"

Oh gee, everyone should feel so relieved that justice will be done, they proclaim it right there.

23 posted on 10/17/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Darksheare

Let’s not forget a case in Texas where the SWAT sissies formed a circular firing squad around a house and one of them had a negligent discharge and the rest starting firing wildly. At least one cop was killed. They then arrested the homeowner and charged him with murder even after the investigation proved he couldn’t have possibly killed the officer as he didn’t have a weapon of that caliber but the cops did. The cops simply killed one of their own through stupidity. The DA finally had to release the man, but not after trying their damndest to prosecute him.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 1:34:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

A scene crying out for the Benny Hill Yakkety Sax tune if ever there was one.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: X-spurt

” He was just stupid.”

Stupid and armed don’t go together well.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 2:46:29 PM PDT by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Altariel

It is a shame the dog didn’t “accidentally” rip this bastard from limb to limb and then the homeowner “accidentally” double tap the red, blue, and purple mess.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Darksheare

I’m sorry you dealt with that harassment for so long.

At least you know which two officers are trustworthy and honorable. We need more like them.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Yeah.
One is in PA, the other is NY.
But for that entire time, it didn’t matter what you did or DIDN’T do.
If they felt you needed to be bothered, they would bother you and hope you did something to justify worse than mere handcuffing and verbal hararassment.
“We had reports/we heard/we received a call..”
Heard it all before.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 3:23:38 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
Altariel gets flak over posting stuff that makes cops look bad for acting like sturmtruppen.

As they seem to do more and more these days.

30 posted on 10/17/2012 4:13:41 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democratic voter.)
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To: dljordan

Oh hell, grew up with lots of “stupid and armed”. Somehow very few did not survive and that fact amazed many of us.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 5:58:21 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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