Police, Family Pet, You Know What Comes Next
Yvonne Todd says her Saint Bernard Shelby was barking because a Muskogee, Oklahoma, police officer had grabbed her arm. She tried to calm the dog, but before she could, an officer shot the dog in the head, killing it. Now, she's suing. The police say they were responding to reports of gunshots. But witnesses say the only shot they heard was the one that killed Shelby. They also say the officer that shot the dog was defending himself, another statement denied by Todd and at least one witness. Todd was never charged with a crime.