Skip to comments.Officer shoots and kills attacking pit bull
Posted on 12/18/2013 9:17:09 PM PST by South40
SAN DIEGO A San Diego police detective shot and killed a pit bull Wednesday in Mount Hope after the canine bit him and an FBI agent.
The officers were doing a probation compliance check at a home on 40th Street near F Street about 9 a.m. when the dog got loose, San Diego police Lt. Eric Hays said.
A woman at the home had put the animal and another dog into a room, Hays said.
When she went to move the animals to another location the pit bull ran outside and charged the officers who were standing in a side yard.
The dog bit the detective on the left leg and when he tried to push it away it bit him on the right hand, Hays said.
The FBI agent then hit the dog with a baton and it also bit him on the hand.
At that point the detective drew his gun and shot the animal three times, Hays said.
The dog, a 13-month-old male, died at the scene with the FBI agents glove still in its mouth, the lieutenant said.
The officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of their wounds.
I’m used to feeling angry when I read these “Cops shoot dog” stories.... but in this case, I side for the cops.
They are using detectives and FBI agents for simple probation checks?
A lot depends on what one is on probation for, I guess.
Anyway, good shoot on this one.
FBI, ATF and officers from all departments can and do conduct probation compliance checks. It’s not unusual.
But it was always the sweetest dog, great with kids.
Well, I was under the impression probation compliance checks were done by probation officers, not detectives and FBI agent. Seems a bit odd...There is likely more to this story than what is printed here.
Yeah, and so was Darnell. He and the dog just didn’t like cops.
Perfectly justifiable presuming the officers were in a location where they had the legal right to be.
If the dog is going to be that violent, it is better that it was put down because if it would attack grown policemen, it would someday be attacking some passing child on a bike or a neighbor’s dog.
Sorry lady. Should have kept a dog you could control.
And was just turning it's life around, and was starting a promising career in nip-hop...
Sounds pretty fair.
The owners were trying to be compliant but hey, **** happens.
Never really thought about it, The few times they’ve checked on my roommates it’s just been the local PD.
That story is in regards to a big task force, not a simple probation compliance check.
A cop and an FBI agent on a probation compliance check??
Your link was in regards to this, not a simple probation compliance check.
It was a massive show of law enforcement. The FBI tells me this was a joint, multi-agency operation carried out by Oakland police, U.S. Marshals, Secret Service, the CHP, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, and more.
Could be the officers involved knew the suspect. Did you notice that in the story at the link I gave you it said the Secret Service participated also? Now I think that’s odd. FBI, not so much so.
I suppose it is dependent on the terms of your probation.
Big jerks get special attention.
But is does sound as if they were trying to be compliant.
When I get attacked I attack back.
I think they showed more restraint than I would have. I would not be inclined to allow a dog to bite me multiple times before I defended myself. Just sayin.
The link does not work for me.
Well, my only point is regarding simple probation compliance checks are generally conducted by those from the probation departments.
Who knows what they do now...
In any event it seems this was justified....
Too bad so many *people* have made this breed of dog mean.
Here's another. The FBI participated in probation compliance checks here also. I don't think it's all that unusual.
I saw one today. He was labeled a guide dog. Lovely. Otherwise no way. All muscle from head to torso. He comes at you there’s no choice
One killed my friends family dog out for a walk minding hos own damned business
I agree. I would think that also. But there may be more to this story that the reporter did not include. Like it could have been more of a widespread compliance check that required multiple agencies. That seems to be the reason behind using them. And I agree on the dog issue. I know from personal experience that Pits can make great pets. It’s the people who own them that have either made that particular dog aggressive or have bred the aggressiveness into them. Sad. My old Pit Clem was an awesome dog who ran loose in my yard and on the beach. Everyone loved Clem and he would never have bitten his own fleas. I think of Clem every time I hear someone say how inherently bad Pits are.
That was also a large scale operation.
What is notable, is all these agencies below were involved, yet according to your link, only two people were arrested....wow
The U.S. Marshals Service, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation COPS grant funded Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Georgia Department of Corrections, Statesboro Probation Office, Georgia State Parole and the F.B.I. conducted compliance checks of registered sex offenders in Bulloch County.
The ABC link from dragnet2.
Childporn explains a lot about who all they sent in.
That does not compute.
Yep...I too have known pits who were simply really nice dogs...
I have nothing but contempt for the gangster mentality which makes some pits mean.
A good example of how the criminal few cost the taxpayers a fortune.
My son had pit bulls. They were well treated and friendly to me. My son said one always need a good grip on the leash when out because they were bred to kill other dogs. He would have to warn owners who would let their dogs come prancing up to his dog to stay well back. Once his 3 dogs were home alone and got into a dominance fight. A $1,000 vet bill.
I also wonder who provided the information on the dogs actions. The police involved or independent witnesses.
Here is another.
SS...Who knows...maybe some were on probation for counterfeit charges etc...
They all found religion...
An aspiring rapper, getting its life in order after having been through the justice system.
I would go with a Lab but hey!
Pitts can be GREAT dogs If you train them right.
Maybe they questioned the policies of our black president. No, that would bring a visit from the IRS.
Good point...Ya got to watch what ya say nowadays...Look what happened to that bearded guy on the TV show when he commented about the homos the other day.
They are checking on every usual suspect everywhere. Would you have the cops leave them alone so they can do their crimes. There are large amounts of people who do crime all the time.
Thanks for that tip...
Not rap, "nip"-hop...
I don't watch the show but I do think it's a shame he (and others) cannot voice his/their opinion without being punished for doing so. My opinion is I understand it is a very popular show, perhaps one of the most popular on cable. If A&E wants to go this route it deserves the same fate as JC Penneys. Promote and defend the gays, who are but less than 2% of the population, and lose your base in the process. Seems rather asinine to me but it's their decision.