The Department of Justice calls puppycide an epidemic.
From puppycide to homicide
Police Agree To Pay Woman $750,000 After Raiding Her House and Killing Her Dog Over an Unpaid Gas Bill
The case highlights the dangers of using SWAT teams for anything and everything.
"She's not a vicious dog at all. … She's a sweetheart."
The settlement is the latest in a string of costly settlements resulting from violent drug raids by Detroit police that left family pets dead.
"Just as the police cannot destroy every unlicensed car or gun on the spot, they cannot kill every unlicensed dog on the spot."
Reason takes an inside look at a simulator designed to train law enforcement not to kill family pets.
More than a third of those shootings were by a narcotics unit at the center of several civil rights lawsuits.
The settlement is the latest big payout in a string of lawsuits over dog shootings by Detroit police.
The sheriff says the cop shouldn't have done that. The incident is being investigated.
The cop says he needed to shoot the dog after it charged at him three times. The woman says it was ankle height and weighed 12 pounds.
Cops raid the wrong house...again.
Nikita Smith sued the Detroit police after they shot her three dogs on a pot raid. A judge ruled the dogs were "contraband."
"He was wagging his tail. My dog wasn't even moving, lunging toward him or anything."
"If you keep asking for a warrant, we are gonna kill those dogs and call child protective services to pick up your kid."
Maybe end the drug war?
Sorry, Detroit says, no Fourth Amendment protections against police shooting your dog if it's not licensed.
A federal appeals court rules police are pretty much always justified in shooting dogs during drug raids.
During a birthday party for a 5 year old while serving a 10-year-old warrant.
Owners say the officers, who were serving a drug warrant, also killed two other dogs who posed no threat.
Dog's owner was reportedly screaming, "He's friendly!" as the officer drew his gun.
Tiffanie Hupp was charged with obstructing an officer after standing between a state trooper and the dog he wanted to kill.
Code Enforcement Mania, Misused SWAT Teams, and Police Puppycide Converge in Unholy Trinity for St. Louis Family
Lawsuit says police killed dog after bursting into home-to check gas and electricity service.
What happens when a cop kills a cop?
Probation officer was looking for someone who wasn't at the home. Resident says she tried to keep the dog from running outside but the officer prevented her.