In Idaho, a dog owner apologizes to officer who shot his dog

Body-worn cameras are certain to have a huge effect on law enforcement. As they make their way into departments across the country, the evidence seems to indicate that the change will be positive—for officer and the public.

Dealing with an aggressive dog can be a dangerous situation for any officer. And some officers who have responded by shooting dogs have even been tried for animal cruelty, like Officer Price from Commerce City, Colorado. In Texas, a deputy was fired for shooting a dog. In an already contentious situation, worrying about the consequence of defending yourself from an aggressive animal is an unnecessary distraction.

In Nampa, Idaho, when an officer was forced to shoot an aggressive dog, showing the owner the video captured by a body-worn camera resulted in an apology for the dog’s behavior.

Post time: May-21-2019
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