(Originally published December 27, 2007)
One family in the District of Columbia had a lousy Christmas. While they were walking their dog on Christmas Eve, a DC police officer shot the animal right in front of their eyes. Details are here:
Yes, the dog shouldn't have been off leash, at least not in this particular park. But what on earth was he doing to cause the officer to feel threatened? Did that officer have any training about normal canine behavior and body language?
The grief-stricken family wants a full accounting of what happened. I hope they get it.
Thanks to Penelope Brown for sharing this story.