Police Abuse

Police Chase Suspect, Take a Moment To Shoot Dog

It's all in a day's work


A Thornton police officer shoots and kills a family's dog he claims threatened him Sunday.

But the dog's family and neighbors dispute that.

They say the American bulldog-mix never even left their front yard.

Police were in the neighborhood chasing after a man wanted on a misdemeanor drug charge.

The man, Phillip Armstrong-Bowen, was already under arrest when the officer shot the animal.