Thursday, June 23, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT TX - AN OFFICER WAS INVESTIGATING A REPORT THAT A DOG HAD ATTACKED A 9-YEAR-OLD CHILD WHEN A PIT BULL CHARGED HIM AND HE WAS FORCED TO SHOOT IT





























































































































Source: Mount Pleasant Police Department                                                                                     (KLTV) 







Mount Pleasant police have released video from an officer-involved dog shooting.
The department says that Monday, an officer shot a dog that charged at him. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Delafield while the officer was investigating a report that a 9-year-old child had been bitten by a PIT BULL. Video of the incident was released Wednesday along with a statement.
"Sadly, ... an officer had to shoot a pit bull dog to prevent the dog from attacking him. In that incident, the officer was investigating a report of a 9-year-old child being bit by a pit bull dog and had just made contact with the dog owner. Two officers were standing near the street in the 1400 Block of Delafield when that dog charged and attempted to bite one of the officers. The dog attack on the 9-year-old child is still under investigation."
Police say it is the second time in two days when a dog attempted to bite or succeeded in biting an officer.
On Wednesday, a sergeant was bitten on the back of his calf at the Heritage Apartment in the 1400 block of west 16th Street. The department says the officer was walking toward his patrol vehicle after responding to a public intoxication arrest when the PIT BULL bit him.
MPD says the officer received medical attention and two dogs at the apartment were seized by animal control and quarantined. The owner was cited for animals at large and no rabies vaccinations. A dangerous dog hearing has been requested due to the incident.
The city receives about 20 reports of animal bites each year, according to the police department.
"It is illegal to have an animal at large in public in the City of Mount Pleasant. These two incidents were not stray dogs running loose. These dogs belonged to people and were intentionally allowed to run outside in a public area without being on a leash," MPD said in a statement.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My first reaction was, it's not a pit bull! There is no such thing! Second reaction, how did the officer know the pit bull was going to bite him? Third reaction, why did he have to shoot the pit bull? Last reaction, there's a media bias against pit bulls. It's the news reporters that make pit bulls look bad!

I say all of that in jest, but nutters say that crap seriously.

"It is illegal to have a pit bull at large in public in the City of Mount Pleasant. These two incidents were not stray pit bulls running loose. These pit bulls belonged to people and were intentionally allowed to run outside in a public area without being on a leash," MPD said in a statement.

There, I fixed it for you. I hate it when people call pit bulls "dogs". It's a misnomer.