Judge Doubles Award to Owners of Dog Shot by Police

They get attorney fees in addition to damages


A federal judge has almost doubled the amount of money the city of Des Moines must pay to the owners of Rosie, the Newfoundland fatally shot by police in 2010, adding $50,000 in attorneys' costs and fees to the $51,000 the city has already agreed to pay the dog's owners.

At a hearing earlier this month, U.S. District Judge James Robart dismissed the city's efforts to limit the amount of money paid to the attorneys for Deirdre and Charles Wright, whose pet Newfoundland was shot four times by police after they used a Taser on the dog and chased it from its yard.