Video of Texas Cop Shooting Family Dog Sparks Investigation
Amanda Henderson and her husband’s beloved dog was shot and killed by Cleburne police. “I see a murder,” The Texas woman said after seeing a video of the incident. “I see him murdering my puppy, our family.”
[su_center_ad]It August police responded to a report of Henderson’s pit bulls aggressively roaming the neighborhood. They’d escaped from her fenced-in backyard, according to WYFF.
When the three dogs were located, the officer said a 7-month-old Maximus started growling and coming towards the him so he shot him dead.
The story didn’t make sense to Henderson, because she says Max was so friendly. So she requested the video from the lapel camera worn by the officer.
In a news release issued Friday, two months after the dog was shot, police spokeswoman Kelly Summey said, “The city is obviously concerned about the video showing an officer shooting a dog. As is often the case, the short video does not tell the whole story.”
Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain said that the video was “bad” and an internal investigation is underway.
“Obviously, the video is very disturbing, and I am very upset about the video,” he said. “We want to hear the officer’s statement as well as statements from witnesses, but I can assure you that if action needs to be taken, that it will be swift.”
According to the Star-Telegram, when asked why information was released in October when the shooting took place in August, Cain said, “That is something I would like to know.”
Warning: The content of the video is disturbing.
Watch courtesy of WYFF.
Screen grab via WYFF