Police Abuse

Cop Shoots Dog After Call for Roommate Dispute, According to Owner

Roommates were fighting over electricity, cops showed up, felt threatened, shot dog


Christine Orlando's dog was fatally shot by an Horry County Police Office early Tuesday morning. Orlando reached out to WMBF News after her dog was killed because she thought the way the situation was handled, was wrong.

"My dog didn't have to die," Orlando said.

According to the Horry County Police report, two officers responded to an apartment in the county because two people (Orlando and her roommate) were arguing over the electricity in their apartment. Once the officers arrived and Orlando opened the door, the report states her dog, a black flat-haired retriever charged out of the apartment into the breezeway and began- attacking one officer. Orlando said her dog was not attacking, but nipping at the officer's ankles.

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