Police Kill Dog: Video Goes Viral, Lawsuit To Follow (GRAPHIC)

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Police officers in Hawthorne, California are facing some heat this week after a video was posted to Reddit which showed them shooting a man’s dog.

The man, Leon Rosby, was taking video on his phone of several officers who had closed off a street and were going into a home; he, in turn, was being recorded by another bystander. After a brief exchange with the officers, they approached Rosby, who put his dog–which appears to be a Rottweiler–into his car and then turned and willingly put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed for allegedly obstructing justice at a crime scene.

However, the officers can be seen getting a little rough with Rosby and his dog became agitated and began barking from the car, which had the windows rolled down. The animal jumped out and approached the group, still barking, and one officer opened fire, shooting several times. Rosby, who is clearly devastated in the video, is planning to sue the Hawthorne Police Department; however, they say they were not only protecting themselves, but were protecting Rosby, who was handcuffed and wouldn’t have been able to protect himself had the dog attacked.

“It looks like the officer tried to reach down and grab the leash, and then the dog lunges in the direction of him and the other officers there,” Hawthorne police Lt. Scott Swain said to the Daily Breeze. “And I know it’s the dog’s master, and more than likely not going to attack him, (but) we’ve got a guy handcuffed that’s kind of defenseless. We have a duty to defend him, too.”

You can watch the video below, but please be warned: it’s graphic and highly disturbing.

Police Kill Dog: Video Goes Viral, Lawsuit To Follow (GRAPHIC)
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  • Mike

    Those cops need to be prosecuted. There are 3 sides to every story but the excessive force they displayed was not needed.

    How many people has that MF cop shot? He needs to be driven off of any good police force. I am a police supporter but this event has me concerned that pigs like that cop are able to get away with this type of behavior.

    He will get what he is due.

    • BJ

      Oh please! Give me a break! What was the cop supposed to do when a huge aggressive ROTTWEILER is lunging at him to attack? Try to pet it? He did just what you or I would have done if a huge dog is attacking us and we had a gun, SHOOT IT!

      • http://webpronews.com mark

        lunging…you better look at the tape again if you call that lunging you are blind that dog was harmeless. and the cop had a stick up his butt and didnt stay calm as he should have.

        • Lloyd

          Im sure a boot to the head would have done the job. Perhaps flashlight? Friggin pistol whip. That cop is in the wrong.

      • http://yahoo Diane Adams

        I would not have shot it as I do not and would not own a gun.

      • M

        Yeah. He shot it.
        FOUR TIMES.
        And then while the dog was spasming in the street he had his gun leveled at it like it was still a threat. Really? This guy was CLEARLY looking to shoot something, and probably has been for a long time. When the dog first became aggressive (protective of his owner) you can see in the video the other cops start trying to calm it. This guy goes right for his gun AND HE WAS THE FURTHEST AWAY!

      • Wiiner

        You are an idiot. If this is a dog attack that has your life threatened then you should not be on the police force. I have seen far worse attacks from dogs then this one that you white knights for cops saw.

        That officer was itching to pull his trigger, was written all over his body expressions. More than likely was upset SWAT was getting all the action.

        Also even if he was bit once there were plenty of cops to stop the situation. I mean these cops looked like a bunch of females in a 80s movie when a mouse is found in the kitchen.

      • Intolerable of Ignorance

        “Aggressive”?? You moron! The dog backed away a few times. The cop continued to move forward and reached rather the then let the dog calm down. Again what about pepper spray, a Taser, or just shoting once as a last resort not four times.

    • jay

      If the guy cared about his dog he would have not put himself in that position. Agitating officers trying to do their job with obnoxious talk. Strutting around taunting the police officers. Just put the phone away and shut up and your dog lives.

      • peace

        You’re an idiot

      • John F Hendry

        What about humans that don’t harass the police that steal evidence to support a political lobbyist? This guy’s reaction to video and support his right to document what is happening, perhaps provide evidence, is a result of illegal police activity.

    • http://yahoo Earl Greer

      I hope the guy sues . I cops are payed to protect and even the dog. What happened to pepper spray.What happened to freedom of speach. We are to TRUST these people , no thanks I will take care of my self.FUCK THAT The guy did nothing wrong.

    • Der Lowe

      So lets back this up a to the beginning.. The gentleman here in my option seem to be overly intrigued of what was or is happening. (strike #1) Instead of just moving on about his day. It appears he made verbal contact with PD enough to place his animal in the car. (strike #2) Could have reached or obtain a weapon. Once placed under detainment the PD appears to ask him to sit down on the curb. (strike #3) Refusing and causing a scene works the animal into a barking and aggressive behavior. Once the animal leaves the parked car. By the way a 100 plus pound dog breed that is on many aggressive breed list has a Retractable Leash that normally has a 25 lb. Weight Limit.. (strike#4) My point is I’m sadden to see it had come down to the lose of an animal but it all could have been stopped at strike #1 mind your own business and let the PD do the job they came there for. I guarantee without a doubt you and anyone else in that position would have done the same thing. PROTECT and Serve.

      • jon

        couldn’t agree with you more…..

      • bill

        The music u hear blaring was coming from the car the dog was placed in… The police had asked him to turn it down and he refused…. They were arresting him for interfering with their apprehension of another perp…. Too bad it ended as it did…. Plenty of blame to share here… Listen to the guys recording the vid, hoping the dog will get out… Then appalled at the results…

  • Andrea Booker

    Are you kidding me – First what did the man do to be handcuffed and then kill the man’s dog. I respect what the police have to do everyday, but this is out of line. All of the officers should be fired today – period. That dog was only barking and to say the officers were protecting him from the dog is also crazy. Fire both of the officers NOW.

  • denise

    What is wrong with this picture. Hum… poor man and his dog…
    The police are so full of bs these days…

  • http://webpronews.com mark

    fire the cop that shot that dog didnt hurt a soul. animal rights should be involved also. this man should be handed a nice chunk of change that officer had no right to shoot his dog. and to protect him as a excuse is a poor one. the dog was clearly not after any one that badly and could have been controlled had the officer stayed calm. now i feel he should be fired.

  • Catcher

    The mouthy AA was interfering with the cops. Read the article, he got his dog shot, his fault and no other.

    • Intolerable of Ignorance

      The man recording was perfectly within his rights. (1st & 4th amendment) He did not go beyon the police cars barricading the area which should have been the police focus. With a phone in one hand and a leashed dog in the other obviously did not pose a threat. If the cops were doing their jobs corrrctly and focusing on the task at hand this never would have happened.

  • Lloyd

    If this happened to me the headline would probably say “Police Kill Dog, Dog Owner”

  • Jenna

    You can hear the idiot who got his dog killed say to the cops ‘How come there ain’t no black cops?’, harassing officers and being far too close to what they were doing. You don’t see anyone else on that side of the street, strutting around, yelling stuff at officers now do you? He knew how his dog was, he knew he would be aggressive. He even screams ‘civil rights’ while putting the dog in the vehicle. The dog was not secured and we don’t know whether the cops were detaining him or arresting him.

    The dog lunged 3 times at the officers. Once when it first ran out. Second when the cops were close by and then lastly, the fatal one.

    You see the cop reach for the leash. What are you going to do after you’ve already tried to subdue it? Be mauled to death?

    • Intolerable of Ignorance

      Once again, a bunch of ignorant cops had to display thier power and use unnecessary force. He had to use his gun? That was his only means of Defense? He didn’t have other tools such as a Taser or pepper spray. In safety training are police taught to charge a dog the way he did? The poor confused dog move back a few times and the cop continued to move towards him.

      • drew

        john schueler

  • http://yahoo Diane Adams

    These cops need to have done to them what they did to that dog. There are much better ways to handle this mess than killing the dog. In my mind they are all murderers. Hope they rot in Hell!

    • dirty harry

      Shame on you little whore. Hope you dont need the police someday

      • Jim

        No one needs this kind of police.

        You seem like such an angry, tiny pricked little whiny loser.

        A poor, powerless, uneducaated nobody. Trash.

  • Zj

    1) You don’t have to be under arrest to be handcuffed, you are only under arrest once your Miranda right have be stated to you. He was only being detained. Police officers do this for their own safety so that when they are patting this guy down he doesn’t attack them. 2) For everyone saying that these cops should be fired should be put into their shoes. What would you have done to try to stop an AGGRESSIVE breed of dog from attacking you or your co-workers? This man went willingly under arrest he should have willingly rolled up the window far enough so that his dog couldn’t get out, he had more than enough time to do so.

    • http://webpronews.com mark

      that cop was clearly trigger happy and didnt know how to calmly control a animal. and im sorry pal if you are that afraid of a damn dog then you are in the wrong profession. I once worked in a animal shelter and had to stick my hand in many MEAN animals cages and took the risk of getting bit and once when i was a kid i had a dog turn on me and bite a chunk of my lip off. and it was no rot ..but i learned one valuable lesson. not to panic or be afraid. and whoever taught that officer how to react to a kanine clearly taught him wrong. the LAST thing you do is panic as he clearly did. and im sorry that dog was how many feet from him …and clearly just confused and needed to be calmed down. that officer had a club too what was wrong with that? he could have kept the dog away with it easily. buddy you better take another look and think. forget the color of the man….what if it was your dog? that man will be rich and the officer that fired those shots will be fired. watch. officers train there own dogs to be agressive. if that dog was out of control he would not have been the distance he was when he got shot he would have been on one of them and attacking. this officer was a moron and a idiot with a gun and deserves to lose his badge i wouldnt let a trigger happy idiot like that carry period ! as i said his club would have worked and in the public setting he was in he should have never drew his gun it should have been his club…tell me why couldnt he have just used his club answer that! poor damn dog. not only did he have his club but he prob had boots on that can knock the crap out of the dog…heck one kick and he would have been warded off. im sorry that man was a moron for shooting that dog. and pal im white and to me it didnt look as if this man wasnt doing much of anything.

    • cbgb

      You are an Idiot, Rottweilers are not an aggressive dog breed. Quit watching too many movies. Cops are out of control and had no reason to fire weapons in a neighborhood.

      • Der Lowe

        Guess you need to do a little research.. before you began to type..

        a general rule, insurance companies tend to resist covering these 11 types of dogs — or any mix of these breeds — most often, says Einhorn.

        Pit Bulls & Staffordshire Terriers
        Doberman Pinschers
        German Shepherds
        Great Danes
        Presa Canarios
        Alaskan Malamutes
        Siberian Huskies
        (Note: Insurance companies tend to deny coverage for the first four breeds on this list most often, experts say.) from FORBES look it up

    • Sharon Berry

      What would I have done Zj. Well, I’ll tell you I would have done, exactly what I did when a rot mix attacked a puppy at a fundraiser I worked. I jumped on the back of the dog and jerked his collar back till the owner could get his dog out of the rots mouth. I then sat on the dog and held it till my fellow employees with the Humane Society of Atchison put it into our van. Oh, and when the pit bull that lives across my street went to join the mail-person on her route dragging its 3 foot chain behind her and the woman took that as the dog was going to attack and lunged at it with a big stick, I ran and got between the dog and said woman and led the dog home. Oh, and when the same dog came over and my dog and her got in a fight I intervened and got my dog inside and led the pit home. The pit did $100 damage to my dog, so yes they can get vicious. Do not tell me that dog was lunging at the officer, I saw the video and from my angle they were hitting this man and the dog ran to its owner. Not the officer. A real man would have calmed the dog down, picked up its lease and put it back in the car. This is not a fighting dog. This was someone’s pet. Oh, and by the way I am 68 years old and weigh 145. Yes, animals can attack, but with a little common sense we can control their actions. I have done it many times without a gun.

    • John

      Wrong… you are considered “under arrest” anytime you are detained by a piblic safety officer and not free to leave. The officer who shot the dog approaced him first and the dog responded by jumping a him. It was a bad shooting and unnexessary.

      • Zj

        No…. actually you are wrong. Like I said for officer safety you can handcuff a person and pat them down and detain them for a short period of time. You are only under arrest when there is probable cause that you committed a crime. You can detain someone to investigate what is going on and so that they don’t flee the scene.

  • http://webpronews.com mark

    and not only did the officer fire at a dog that really was clearly not out of control YET…but he also endangeredthe public by firing a gun in a VERY public area.he could have killed more than just the dog by a stray bullet. this man was clearly trigger happy and more out of control than the dog this manDEARLY wronged and so was his poor dog. and by the way who taught this cop gun saftey in public and how to keep your head on your sholders? this man clearly lost control and reacted wrongly and was lucky he didnt shoot anyone with a ricochet the damn fool with his gun.

    • Zj

      It is mandatory for officers to go to the gun range and be re-certified year after year. I would much rather have a cop shooting then these “thugs” who tote a gun sideways firing as if its the end of the world. You are thinking worst case scenario here, what if a bullet hit a gas tank and the whole block blew up. We can all do what “ifs”.

  • Ricky Yates

    That was Total Bullshit What Those cops Did!

    • Tony

      Of course, Ricky. You’d have preferred the officer bleeding.

  • walter nickel

    Officer should have told owner to put dog back in the vehicle. Animal abuse is a crime. No officer is above the law. Prosecute the officer.

    • dirty harry

      I hope you get bit

      • james

        and i hope your rights get violated

  • Angel

    First of all, the real issue, is the owner getting his poor dog shot. Why was he mouthing off anyway? talking smack about there not being any black cops there, blah blah blah, and then posturing back and forth being straight out ignorant. and anyone who said they wouldnt shoot a 200 pound dog lunging at them is full of it. poor dog, but idiotic owner. Cops are probably ashamed but dont deserve to be punished.

    • Brad

      How was that obstructing justice? Is taking video of police illegal? Sure, he was being a jerk, but is that illegal now, too? He was half a block away from the officers.

  • Chad

    My God, the dog wasnt even attacking…this is so sad! That poor dog!
    Overeager police, no need to shoot the dog….heartbreaking.

    • Tony

      Chad, I suggest a good optometrist. At the moment he was shot, the dog already jumped up on his hind legs to attack. I’m an animal lover & have two dogs & three cats. I’d have done the same thing & wouldn’t have waited as long as the officer did.

      • Dave

        Regardless of the size of the dog, if its attacking him or not, he could have stoped the dog and had his owner put him back in the car with the windows up, he didn’t have to use a gun like an ignorant coward, cop deserves what he gave the dog.

  • cestall

    What exactly is the problem? You’re all ignorant about what exactly was going on. And, you weren’t there, with a large rottweiler mere feet from you. But once again, Americans are stupid and rush to judge, making everything about race and never taking logical approaches to anything.

  • Austin

    People rip on the police too much. It’s obvious here the dog was a threat to the police, and they didn’t even open fire immediately like the media made it seem. They held off until the dog appeared to attack and that’s when they opened fire. I feel they are justified.

    • John

      That dog was not much of a threat. I have seen dog attacks I have watched police training dogs. That dog was very mild. Just trying to take care of his owner. The shooting of the dog was totally wrong.

  • asdfasdfbla

    You don’t walk aggressively towards cops

    • philly chavez

      WHY? They do to you to intimidate you.

  • John

    I support the police and the rough job they have to do. In this case the police were VERY WRONG . They had enough to do with their original situation they were brought their for. The guy with his phone cam should have been the least of their worries. The officers responsible need too be punished and removed from their positions.

  • My Opinion

    The owner was at complete fault in this situation. Rule number one: if the police is in your neighborhood or whatever, you go the opposite way or go to your home where you are safe. That man was video taping,and walking around very close to police, I ask you why? That action in itself looks suspect. For all we know he could have been an informant. It is sad and disturbing to see a poor doggie suffer for the negligence if his owner. If you were put in that situation, would you have done the same? I know I would. A dog that close and unpredictable, is all I am saying. thank you for listening.

    • Ay

      The man who was arrested had already filed a complaint against these police officers. This man put his dog in his car and willingly handed himself over. The man recording knew that this man had reported these officers, so he was recording in case something happened.

    • Kenny

      Obstruction of justice????

    • Kenny

      You go the opposite way or go to your home where you are safe.
      “What rule of going other way, others did not.Tape off the area”

      That man was video taping,and walking around very close to police, I ask you why? “The news people video tape, You and I video tape” “Watch the video, he was not close”

      For all we know he could have been an informant.
      “Was he informing?”

      It is sad and disturbing to see a poor doggie suffer for the negligence if his owner. “he placed the dog into car”

      If you were put in that situation, would you have done the same?
      “Did you notice the other officers did not”

      I know I would “You would, because of you replies”

      A dog that close and unpredictable
      “unpredictable, Well don’t just shoot it”

  • JADA

    have the pigs ever heard of animal control? Im sure if they called they would have taken the dog away unharmed.NO EXCUSES! go solve a real crime. you should both be FIRED!!!

  • EmiRO

    Cops are complete cowards. I hope that cop gets shot three times too. Karma is a bitch.

    • Sondra

      A human being should get shot for doing his job? The dog was obviously a threat and the cop didn’t shoot until the dog bit at him.

      • Mike

        Sondra maybe the dog was “AL-QUEDA”.. Could be….

    • dirty harry

      yea, but when you call the cops in your little ghetto hood, they come and help little bitches like you.

      • james

        whens the last time you you heard of a cop serving or protecting. they ticket and arrest. they should be held to a higher standard

      • Jim

        How do you know so much about “the ghetto”?

        You are the ghetto boy. You are the poor trash.

        Now go sleep with your grandmother again.

  • Titch

    An example of unjustified use of deadly force. In the Military we are trained to use the least amount of force required to resolve the issue at hand and defend ourselfs. Pepper spray would have been useful. I agree that the man actted like a fool but that does not mean that the Police didn’t over react.

  • EmiRO

    Where is the taser at? It’s easy to pull the trigger, very sad. Hope the cops spends some jail time with the owner of the dog.

    • rab

      Animals do not respond to tasers the same way people do. They regroup almost instantly after the voltage stops and quite often attack directly at the source of their pain in blind fury. Saw a tased cow almost kill a guy about a half second after being zapped. Didn’t slow him down a bit – he went from laying on his side to a full charge faster than most people could react.

  • Angel Schmidt

    Don’t all law enforcement officers carry tasers now? Just saying…

  • Kevin

    That’s messed up. The dog didn’t even attack? Cops got one hell of a trigger finger. The dog was just peacefully trying to protect his owner, which any respectable human would do in a similar situation. If only the dog could speak. Props to the pooch. I’ve been bitten by a few dogs including a rotweiller. All I gotta say is that cop’s a wuss. If you sign up to go in front of danger and have everyone hate you… you should probably grow a pair first. But that’s coming from the idiot that tries to break up fights when I see someone getting jumped.. well join in actually kind because I think jumping people is for wusses.. lol.. just twice. I think cops should be given a test to see how they perform in life threatening high stress situations. But there would be no way to do that without actually putting them in danger… More former military! Less kids that got picked on in high school and want revenge!! All in all. S*** happens, fire or charge the cop for being a puss, he’d probably be the type to shoot a guy that he THINKS has a gun, sorry to the dude that got arrested. And they should have leashed up the dog. RIP surprisingly self-controlled pup. Hopefully someone learns a lesson from this… and not just that cops suck

  • Angel

    Don’t all law enforcement officers carry tasres now? Just saying…

    • rab

      Most departments only alloy carrying a taser after training which includes being tased yourself. Some officers simply choose not to do it – BTW, it hurts like h3ll!!!

  • http://yahoo Nick L

    F*ck the stupid police stupid asshole

    • dirty harry

      F*ck you cop hating bitch

      • Mike

        Go home and eat your GMO foods, take your vaccines and be a good little bolshevik

    • ivan

      I would shoot the dog too. Clearly from the video the dog lunge at the police. In a split second decision, I would shoot the dog. The owner was taunting the police by walking back and forth and videotaping.

      The owner is at fault by not restraining the dog. The dog is protecting his owner and the police is protecting the situation.

  • robert

    So sad,such a shame,First maybe that guy was too close,maybe he was taunting the cops by making sure they seen him.What were they cuffing him for?making comments?voicing his opinion?He wasn’t interfearing with thier job,of course he wanted a scene,he wanted to be involved,otherwise he would not of did what he did.Those cops either should of told him to leave the scene or let him leave but he they should not of called him back!and for voicing his thoughts!Its not a crime to view your anger.They are suppose to be train in being able to ignore comments,unless he threaten the cops.The whole incident could of been avoided by both parties.

  • Victoria

    Both sides are at fault here…the man because he didn’t secure the dog. He should have rolled the windows up so the dog couldn’t get out. However, the police should have ordered him to restrain the dog instead of shooting it. Any dog will defend its master.

    • Angel

      I agree both sides are at fault. I also agree the officers should have had the fellow detain his dog. Yet, notice that the officers stand & stay their position at first while they communicate to each other how they are going to handle this fellow who apparently is pissing them off. They couldn’t discuss how they would detain the dog while they were sizing up the situation between each other for those minutes? Or did they communicate to each other…”Hey! Lets kill this &$%@#!*’s dog!”

  • PIGS

    So they arrested dude for videotaping cops cause they have history of abusing power in every and all cities. Then shoot his dog. F the police

    • jon

      no they arrested him for taunting the police…..

      • Tyrone

        That’s no grounds to even be arrested on.

    • Ann

      His RADIO was too loud! They asked him it turn it down and he refused. None of it is right and it should not have happened. It was not the camera phone. Read all the articles on the Internet about this.

  • Jay

    Sad however – Leon Rosby should be charged with animal cruelty. He put his dog in that situation by acting like an idiot and interfering with police. The dog was only responding instinctively to protect his idiot owner.

    • PIGS

      lol.. why yessa master ill bow down to u cause u got a badge and gun.. haha there is def a paradigm shift in conscious thought when comes to how to deal with cops however i guess some people need those ‘brave brave police’

  • Lidia Bertoli

    The poor dog was trying to defend his owner… this police deserve a real punishment for killing such inocent creature… they’re so stupid and coward…

  • Sondra

    A human beings life and well being is much more important than a dogs. The owner was taunting the police and didn’t keep his dog restrained, the cops were doing there jobs. Don’t run your mouth and be a punk then be offended by the outcome, nothing would have happened to the man or his dog if he would have kept his mouth shut he was basically asking for it.

    • Paula

      How could you say a dog’s life isnt worth as much as a human’s.If anything it is worth a heck of alot more and in fact each tiny bit of life is precious no matter how small or big so if anything dogs are equal and should be given the right to live.

      • Sondra

        Dogs don’t have families that depend on them to go to work and do their job regardless of how hard it is or what backlash they will get to come home and put a roof over their heads and food on their table. My father is a police officer and I would be devastated if his life was taken for the life of a dog. How would you feel if your mom dad brother or sister was taken away from you for a dog that tried to attack them?

        • You my friend, are retarded.

          How would you feel if you’re beloved dog was taken away from you because of some idiot that doesn’t give a sh*t? Exactly.

          • Sondra

            The owner was the one who got his “beloved dog” killed in the first place. IF he would have kept him restrained properly nothing would have happened. The cops weren’t “roughing” the man up just doing their jobs. Are you telling me that if a dog tried to attack you, you would just lay down and let it happen because you don’t want to risk the life of a “beloved dog”

        • Intolerable of Ignorance

          Sondra, I’m sorry you are so blind and ignorant that you couldn’t see the dog backing away a few times. It was not until the cop reached for the dog that the dog lunged. He couldn’t use a Taser or pepper spray? Deadly force was his only option? God forbid a toddler should accidentally obtain a gun and go waving the dangerous object aroud in a crowd. Would the cop be acting appropiatly if he shot the toddler four times?

    • Mike

      Sondra. I am sorry I am white, conservative in some ways and liberal in others. I have had it with your buddies the cops. They are gang members with badges, with outrageous pensions that I pay for, and do not protect and serve. They serve elites and protect no one. I live a few miles from where this occurrf and I am sick of the damn cops. Also they are the ones who muscle the drug dealers on the streets too. They are corrupt, unionized blue collar thugs .look at their behavior in Boston, pulling innocent whites and blacks at gunpoint without a warrant. I AM SO GOD DAMN ANGRY at you for your rationalizing their criminal behavior.., go to hell

      • Intolerable of Ignorance

        Mike, I agree with you on so many points.

  • nick

    Both at fault. One he should have left the area or watched from a distance. No drawn so much attention to him. As a dog owner I am responsible for the absolute control of my dog. My dog would have healed on command. Before they did anything they should have mad sure the dog was secure. What dumbass reaches at the dog that is irritated already. Bad owner of the dog bad cop for reacting wrong towards the dog. All were at fault.

  • Karma

    Hope these cops catch a bullet themselves.

    • Sondra

      How bout you go tell these cops sons daughters and wives that you hope they die for the life of an animal? Have none of you seen the damage a dog of this size can do to somebody?

      • Dave

        You can’t tell me that dog could kill that cop ,that dog could injure him of course but it couldn’t kill him, that cop is a jack ass, needs to be thrown in prison the rest of his life. Hope dogs end up attacking and killing him.

        • Sondra

          If a man is running and screaming at the police with a knife in his hand they have every right to shoot him wether he has the intent to kill them or just hurt them. You cant take any chances in that line of work and that is the exact same thing as a dog but of course people wouldn’t feel bad for the death of another human being.

          • Cop Gangsters

            Dog wasn’t attacking. If the dog was attacking he would have known it. You ever see a dog attack? No of course not. This is going to be yet another black vs white type case where the white kills a black or in this case a black guys dog and the white pretends his life was in danger. We are getting sick of this szhit and soon its going to boil over and people will start carrying AK47’s again in their cars to deal with it.

          • julie

            Sondra your comment is pointless in this situation. We are not talking about a man running and screaming at the cops with a knife in his hand are we? NO! So save your sorry ass comments! That man did NOTHING illegal! My question is why was he cuffed to begin with? The dog only did what any dog would have done, protected his master. They had no business MURDERING an innocent dog! I hope they get their asses sued, the deserve it.

        • chad

          All cops should have thick skin or find other professions?

  • jon

    If that jerk was minding his own business then his dog wouldnt be dead now…….

    • Angel

      What…under a rock?

      • jon

        he was clearly taunting the cops….. he should have put the dog away and then got in his car and went home…. mind your own business and your dog doesnt get shot by the cops….

  • Angel

    I agree both sides are at fault. The officers should have had the fellow detain his dog. You can see the officers communicating to each other how they are going to handle this fellow who is obviously pissing them off. Did they not spend those minutes also discussing how they would handle the mans dog? Or did they? Just imagine…”Hey! Lets kill this mans dog!!!

  • http://yahoo.com phillip link

    Clearly those cops are to blame an that guy was arrested for no reason other than filming the cops, an they are to blame for the death of the dog an that police force should be sued to the max also the cop s who arrested the man an the son of a bitch cop who shot that dog. Cops wonder why people hate them , first class example!!!!

  • Old Curmudgeon

    The only one not at fault here was the dog. The owner lipping off to the cops, the cops over-reacting and the dog gets shot for doing his job…protecting his master from what he perceived as a threat. If the dog’s owner would have turned down the music, or just gotten in the car and driven away, none of this would have happened…no arrest and no dead dog.

    • mxmikol

      Old Curmudgeon, did you see the same video as the rest of us?? Where was this guy lipping off to the cops. They pulled out the handcuffs and he complied without any resistance. They then proceeded to rough him up. Exactly where did the lipping off occur???

      • Spencer R

        You clearly didnt hear or see the video. Yes there were other people video recording the scene, this is why we have this video in the first place. However why was this the only guy to get closer than anyone else, and then proceed to mouth off to the cops. Id like for everyone to hear what The Guy With the Dog was recording and saying before everyone blames anyone.

        The dog was pretty brolic my dude, and as you can see from the video, the cop didnt come guns a blazing. It was when the bystanders themselves YELLED the dog was loose (watch it watch it) when he drew his weapon. It’s not like all the cops began popping it with shots, but the dog got close and lunged and the Cop who is unfamiliar to and with the dog, got scared, a reaction, protecting.

        No the dog’s not at fault, Yes the Owner smudged the line between the right to record and being belligerent. No the cop shouldnt be punished as harshly as everyone here seems.

        its a shitty situation, but its not this great race war or cops against civilians you all want it to be.

        • Woody

          Harshly? The Cop should be flipping burgers by now. Gun happy Cowboy. Hey, Idiot, this isn’t the wild, wild west.

        • Intolerable of Ignorance

          No, Spencer you watch to video. The cop was moving toward the dog and leaning over it. Which is aggressive behavior to a dog. Additionally, cops have other tools for defense such as a Taser or pepper spray. He did not have to use excessive force and shot the poor, confused dog four times. That over reaction would have been excessive even if it was a person with a weapon.

  • iHATEcops

    i wish the dog wouldA just kill those PIGS. DEATH TO AMERICA~!!!!!!

    • Angel

      You are, without a doubt, a sick puppy.

    • David

      Then what would do……get a job? Oh ,now wouldn’t that cruel!

    • philly chavez

      Death to America? If it’s so baD, LEAVE DOUCHE BAG.

  • Terry Bennet

    Arrested a man for video tapping in a public place? In the video you can clearly see other people recording the situation. There is no law saying you cannot video tape in a public area. The police are at fault for placing false charges on a man. They were the ones being aggressive. This man was doing absolutely nothing wrong. Would they have arrested a white woman walking her poodle and recording with her phone. Hell no!
    These officers should be fired for pulling out a weapon with so many bystanders around watching. Any of those bullets could have easily ricochet off the ground and hit someone else.

    • mxmikol

      True Terry. People do not trust the cops, especially in L A. That some police will – and do – abuse their authority is exactly why courts have affirmed that people may videotape them as long as they do not impede the officer doing his or her duty. I hope they get what is coming to them. They had no right to cuff this guy and they did so roughly. Scumbags.

    • Marian

      IT would not have been a problem if the guy had not approached the cops. He could have taped all day if not for his mouth getting his ass in that situation. The dog did nothing wrong but his owner did. Black or white had nothing to do with it.

      • philly chavez

        “Marian”- So we’re supposed to run from cops and not tell them they’re being video-taped (so they don’t do anything illegal?) Coward airhead.

    • Fred

      Watching the video my first thought was why is this guy provoking the police? My next thought, if he is going to do that, why not put the dog in the house? The cops appear calm. The guy puts his dog in his car and then walks towards the cops in order to be handcuffed? Who does he think will care for his dog when he goes to jail? There is not enough information from the video to judge who is at fault, but interfering with the police is not a wise move. What were the cops doing that caused them to be provoked? Maybe more about this will come out later…
      Police are not trained to deal with dogs other than the trained police dogs that are highly skilled and dangerous weapons (not pets).
      That being said, why does the police officer continue to fire on the dog after one shot sends the dog down? He panicked. Not a well trained police officer. Obviously he had an itchy trigger finger.
      Should this guy have even been arrested when it seems he was just being a nuisance and they were doing fine ignoring him for the first few minutes?
      Being a cop is mostly a thankless job but you have to control your emotions. Get used to the fact people don’t like you. Words aren’t going to hurt anybody. Let people say what they want.
      I don’t want to watch the video again. (It’s so sad – poor dog, everyone agrees the dog did nothing wrong!)
      This could have been handled much better by both the cops and the guy whose actions lead to his dog being killed.
      I don’t think he has a valid case against the cops – even so animals are only deemed as property by the law so he is only entitled to what he paid for the dog if he does win a court settlement.
      The dog owner put his dog in a car with the window down where it could escape after provoking the police to arrest him.
      A good dog owner would have put the safety and care for his dog above what seems to be a petty grudge.
      Step back and take a video like the other people did and there is no problem.
      I still hate the cops for shooting this dog though.

  • Terry Bennet

    why doesn’t Yahoo post this article on it’s page? Too REAL??

  • You my friend, are retarded.

    You guys are idiots, dogs are part of your family as you dog owners know. I was more hurt by watching this than I would’ve been by watching Tony or that cop get shot. My chocolate lab (one of the nicest breeds btw) would’ve done the same thing if you were a stranger trying to grab him and you had me subdued, actually the Rottweiler had more patience than my lab would. Some of you are just idiots. If that cop had the balls to grab at a non aggressive dog, he deserves to have his jugular bitten.

  • mxmikol

    The guy videotaping the police was in his right to do so. States’ Supreme Courts have affirmed time and time again that as long as you are not physically interfering with the officers you may video tape them. The dog’s owner was no where near the cops. He was quite a distance away and certainly no impediment to them doing their job. When they handcuffed him, he offered no resistance but they still roughed him up. I hope he is successful with his suit.

    • emp9

      These cops were in the wrong, too many cops dont even know the laws. you have every right to video tape in public. of course crooked cops hate when you do it.

    • http://Yahoo Apache Harrington

      Yo! He was verbally harassing them or are you deaf? He caused the whole situation. You reap what you sow. I feel bad for the dog having an irresponsible owner.

      • Cop Gangsters

        “verbally harassing”
        You nitwit.

        • http://Yahoo Apache Harrington

          Yo dummy clean the wax out of your ears and listen to the other guy taping him!

          • Jay

            Verbal harassment is not a reason for arrest or even detainment. Get a clue.

      • http://Yahoo Apache Harrington

        Why do people always have to focus on the breed of dog. There is no such thing as a bad breed, just bad owners!

  • Sondra

    Dogs don’t have families that rely on them to go to work and do their jobs regardless of how hard they are or how much backlash they get for what they do to come home and put a roof over their heads and food on the table. My father is a police officer and I would be devastated if his life was taken for the life of a dog. How would you all feel if your mom dad brother or sisters life was taken in place of a dog who tried to attack them?

    • PandaPitbull

      Both my father and aunt just retired from being a police officers. They would have thought about this situation before acting.Shooting a gun on the street so quickly without concern of bystanders. Lucky it was only the dog. With all of those officers there, that seen a man put his dog in an open window car. Don’t you think one of them had the common sense to approach the situation differently. I just spent 2 years as an ACO dealing with dangerous dogs for 2 years with no bite stick , mace or gun. Dealing with and serving the public with tons of daily backlash and no dogs mauling me. These officers need to have better training. And unless you hate your family any person would be devastated by a death, no matter how. People who cannot quickly and calmly think about a dangerous situation should be pulled out of the line of duty and given more better training.Or just fired.

      • Woody

        Police Officers in Cally being better trained. Surely you jest. They have a hard time getting people intelligent enough to pass the hiring exam let alone training.

    • pp

      The point is not whether the dog got shot by a police office to protect himself – the point is that the police should have seen that the dog was NOT fully restrained. If I was an officer, the first thing I would do in this situation is tell the owner to seal the dog within the car. Then approach. What happened was a result of stupidity of the officers. They should be sued and all four of them should take extra training, the error placed in their personal files, each placed on probation, and each take a leave without pay for a prescribed amount of time.

    • jane

      dog didn’t try to attack him, idiot

    • Yup.

      @sondra seriously?! Nobody cares your dad is a cop and its for damn sure his life wouldnt have been taken by a dog! With that many police officers around him he woulda been shot the first lunge he took. But obviously your ignorant ass doesnt get that. The fact is that the cop shot the dog for no reason. He shot him once then shot him 3 more times AFTER he was backing away? Its like if your police father was shot to back away then shot 3 more times and left to die and suffer in the middle of the street?! You wouldnt be saying all this ignorant shit now would you? You would fight for the person that shot him to be put away wouldnt you?! You would LOVE for someone to have a video of what happened so you could have proof!!! No matter what he did wether he ran his mouth or not he had a RIGHT to film those cops he was not obstructing justice. If was not a distraction and he did not cause trouble. Just because all these ignorant people want to be racist and say blacks are this and that. Just shut up!!!!! The dog died and nothing is gonna bring him back! Not people fighting over it and especially not some ignorant person bringing up her/his family to get a point across. Your dad wasnt on the field and neither were other peoples moms or dads etc. Fuck ! Society really took a shit.

    • philly chavez

      “Sondra” It never degraded to that serious a situation. Now get off the keyboard and stick your head up your stinky orifice (which should be the back one, but in your case it could be either.

    • dirty harry

      These hoods rats don’t get it Sondra. But believe me, they’re the first ones to call when they need help from the po-po.

      • Jim


        You are clearly an ignorant biggot. That’s all your posts say.

        For one, most people defending the dog/dog owner are not black.

        Two, if you think poor black people are calling the police more than everyone else, you are clearly as delusional and illogical as you are stupid.

        It is you that is a a hood rat. You are the poor, uneducated trash.

    • John

      What dog attacking… you must be watching another video.

    • http://webpronews.com Matthew

      Then you should you know that a police officer is supposed to take every measure possible to solve the problem. Weapons are a last resort only! They did nothing to try to get the dog away from the scene. Do they not have Animal Control? The dog was not attacking anyone!

  • David

    Sad sad….dumb Fk killed his own dog…..for what, a Rodney king video?

    • Tyrone

      That’s a terrible comment…

  • Donna

    If you show off in front of neighbors, acting like you oppose law enforcement, mouthing off to the law enforcement (instead of going about your own business and letting the cops do their work)… this is the results. The man’s dog paid the price for his owner’s foolish acts.

    • Woody

      Sieg heil, Donna.

    • philly chavez

      “Donna” – yet another dumb kunt.

    • Whitney

      The law the law the law. You should have been gang raped and beaten by police on Tuesday instead of that lovely Ukrainian girl. Law lover. God is the law not man you dumb ass.

  • A

    The dog got shot b/c his master was acting a fool. If he would just listen to the ooficers and put his dog in the car and drove away all of this would of been avoided.We wouldn’t be here talking about it..

    • mxmikol

      @A – exactly what was the dog’s master doing that caused to be considered a fool? he was in his right to video tape the officers, he did not offer resistance and they cuffed him and roughed him with no real reason to do so. So how you do arrive at the opinion that he was a fool?????

      • Aimee

        Are you kidding me? Who just goes around videotaping police officers for no reason other than ‘civil rights’? While this guy did cooperate with the police, the dog also lunged at them. This is what happens when you don’t mind your own damn business.

        • Dougle pigs

          The dog jumped from the car trying to protect it’s owner. The dog should have been properly restrained in the car. The owner had the dog on a lease. I would have been furious if this was my dog.

        • jane

          you’re a retard

          • dirty harry

            no ma’am, you’re a retard

        • philly chavez

          Patriotic American Citizens go around video-taping police officer – (who polices the police?) If anybody should have minded they own damn business it shoudl have been the flatfeet. you dumbass.

      • Sondra

        How do you figure the cops “roughed him up” they searched him which they have the right to do. He was running his mouth looking for trouble and then he was appalled by the outcome and that’s what makes him a fool

        • Jay

          No, they do NOT have the right to search him or pat him down or anything else without probably cause. HE has the RIGHT to video record THEM. It’s called the 4th and 1st amendment, don’t be an ignorant fool. Look it up and know your rights.

          • j Boy

            Terry V. Ohio established that a pat down search does not require probable cause. Also searches incidental to an arrest is legal and MANDATORY for the safety of those transporting him to the DOC and for the protection of other inmates and corrections officers.
            Please don’t spread bad information.

          • Woody

            This is why peoples rights are being trampled on. People like Sondra will walk off the cliff like Lemmings if their Government says to do so. Ignorance is bliss.

          • dirty harry

            woody, hope that dog tramples on you. oh, forgot it’s dead

        • Johnny

          So now running your mouth is considered a crime? I’m going to have my wife arrested as soon as I get home

          • Mike

            In Sondra’s world running your mouth at a cop. Is a crime against humanity and one should be given a sentence of death…

          • danny

            yeah and then kill something she loves point blank

          • Giger

            Johnny hit it on the nose. Women are so Brutal when they hit with their tongue.

            The Dude was running his mouth and pointing that Cell Phone during a tense moment due to all the police vehicles. It could be considered a distraction or an interference of the Police on a lower level which resulted in a search and detention. Unfortunately, the Dog was doing what he is suppose to do and the Police reacted like they are TRAINED to do. It is unfortunate for everyone involved. All those other Lookie Loos make the situation even more difficult.

        • philly chavez

          You dimwit. Read the fourth amendment (it’s in the Constitution). “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects (the Supreme Court has ruled that means you automobile too), against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation,and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” I GUARANTEE you they had no such document so they violated his 4th amendment rights by searching him for breaking no laws. Sondra, YOU’RE the FOOL.

          • Sondra

            How bout probable cause? or maybe the fact that they were arresting/detaining him and have every right to search him for their own safety

    • Phyllis Smith

      what video were you looking at? First the guy wasn’t doing anything wrong, and he did put his dog in the car. The officers were too aggressive, the guy complied by putting his hands behind his back. They should have let him calm his dog down after they caused the dog to react the way he did. Poor dog, he must have suffered his last moments. The whole thing was so stupid, the guy was coming from the dog park, and the officers come at this guy because he’s taking a video? Serious people?

    • Whitney

      So if a cop pulled your daughter over for speeding and stuck his hand in her vagina to search her for drugs it would be your daughter’s fault for speeding right? Because police officers are our new God and they have the right to do whatever the f* they want, correct?

    • philly chavez

      He doesn’t have to drive aware. What were these guys, the Gestapo?

    • gary

      …….this is the only valid answer on this board!!

  • C

    Owner was clearly in the wrong. Policeman shooter was clearly wrong. Poor dead dog was the only one trying to do the right thing and I say trying because it looked like he was just trying to scare them off. If he really was going to attack out of control he would have been on top of them the first approach. But no, he put on an aggressive show of force then kept backing down. Shooter should be punished.

    • Johnny

      Amen C. But while I don’t approve of what owner was doing, I don’t believe his actions were actually illegal.

    • Chas Brash

      How was the dog owner at fault? Government can video, wire tap, spy on us from drones and invade our emails but heaven forbid a citizen attempts to tape their actions.

      Governments have far exceeded their responsibilities.

      • Woody

        I highly agree.

    • Marian

      I hope that stupid ass is happy that his dog had to suffer because he couldn’t keep his dumb ass out of something he had nothing to do with!!!!!!

      • philly chavez

        I hope cops shoot you dog if you have one and taze your ignorant hindquarters while you’re handcuffed. They come back and say it was OK.

    • wtf

      @C you stupid F**(c)k. It is NOT illegal to film a police officer doing his JOB Get it NOT! He was NOT obstructing the officers in their job.. get it NOT.. so F**(K) you you (f)ucking MORON. I am tired of people like you. TIRED of people just giving our rights away. and TIRED of Police officers who continually believe they have the right to shoot anything and anyone they want. Instead of saying they are both wrong here, you should pull your head out of your A(SS) and go against the cops over reaching their authority.. PERIOD. Then he let the dog sit there and suffer… F(U)ck you and F(ck) this cop. These cops need to lose their jobs NOT just get suspensions

      • dirty harry

        I hope you lose your job, oops forgot you don’t have one

        • Emily

          This is a tragedy! The innocent dog gets the shit end of the stick. Granted the dude was being kind of a douchebag:( there’s no need for the dog to suffer! Where is training for the police officers for this kind of situation? If they knew how to handle a situation like this it could have been avoided! Animal behavior… Dog was really not being aggressive!!!He was protecting his friend, like any of us should do for our friends!

        • Jim

          You clearly don’t have a job.

          Broke, worthless trailer park trash.

    • antionette greene

      Owner was not in the wrong..He put his dog in the car..Who should take the blame???THE COPS!!!!

    • Judith Booker

      I agree. to kill the dog was cowardly and unnecessary. To handcufff the man was not necessary! For what? Video taping cops in action – since when is that a crime?

  • PIGS

    Only thing wilder then fact cops pulled this is the people who defend it.. Your job is to PROTECT & SERVE.. Not impose your will on the general public who is essentially helpless OUTSIDE OF VIDEO CAMERAS.. If no one stands up we will be living in lawless police state in next 15yrs

    • Chas Brash

      /that stupid cop that approached an agitated dog like that and expected anything other than what he got is become help. I would put my trust more in the dog than the cop. The animal was doing what he was supposed to do. He was protecting his master and should not have been put down. Some Cops think they are just a little less than gods. I really don’t know what there beef was with the gentleman they handcuffed. He was not showing any treat to the cops and maintained a distance from their activity. The poor dog should not have been harmed and the idiot cops could have allowed the man to restrain the animal. Don’t think I would like to live in that town where the police are so trigger happy. Idea, disarm the police instead of the citizens…………

      • Dougle pigs

        Stupid cops. That dog was not attacking. I feel for the man and I hope some how he sues and wins. The cops do act like they are Gods I work with some here and there.

        • Joey

          i think i would have tranqualized the Dog if i had them in the car if i was the officer. i understand the officer was not taking chances but to shoot the animal but the officer needs to pay a fine, an apology to the owner and possibly time off work.

          • Richard

            This is not about race, as much as some want to make it. It was about cops defending themselves from the dog. The dog did nothing wrong. He was just defending his owner. If you read other news articles on this, you will find out that the owner of the dog had his music on extremely high, and that this was interfering with the police radio communications. This was nothing about a person just taking a video. The one who took this video was not arrested.

        • Paul

          I am a cop my self,These cops are stupid and should be sues then fired.

          • Whitney

            Thank you, Paul

          • Intolerable of Ignorance

            Thank you Paul.

          • Dan

            Paul, I highly doubt that you are indeed a cop. A real cop would get his ass chewed for writing “my self” and “sues,” and capitalizing the “T” in “These.” People, you have not been there, you don’t know the whole story, so do society a favor and limit your comments to what you observed in the video. What would you do if a dog did that to you? If you can do better, please inform!

        • Sierra McGuire

          Yes STUPID COPS!!!! That dog was not doing any harm and if they let the master calm the dog down it would have been better. If that dog was a human that would have been murder. Why is it different for them than us? It should be murder if the dog was killed too. They are disgusting.

      • John Schueler

        I would have shot the dog,too!!
        I’m sick and tired of blacks getting special treatment _ I hope that it does go to trial, and if it does, and the black gets an award, that whites kick back.

        • M Greene

          This has nothing to do with race you idiot. People like you are what’s wrong with this country.

          • Fred

            It had EVERYTHING to do with race. What was that black guy doing, loitering around, taking videos and otherwise interfering, while the police were doing their jobs? And his dog, a rottweiler is KNOWN for having vicious tendencies. That dog came charging out of the car after the cops. So, BRAVO to the police for doing their job, which, due to its very STUPID owner, included shooting the dog.

          • Evan

            Really???? its all about how dogs are raised your stupid ignorant moron. THAT dog was simply protecting its owner. I guess you dont have any dogs of your own? The dog’s owner was being arrested for video taping? Whats wrong with that everyone video tapes everything. Get your facts straight before you post on a board! Stupidass moron

          • Casey

            Fred you’re an idiot. If anything the man should have been given a ticket and told to leave the scene. Last time I checked noise violations do not lead to arrests but to a ticket. Taking videos on public property is the right of every US citizen. If you think that officer was in immidiate danger then you need your head checked too. Theres a point in the video where the dog is sniffing the damn grass.

          • Tricia

            This incident had absolutely nothing to do with race. Had it been a white man getting arrested and a black cop who shot the dog, there would STILL be an uproar. How quickly ignorance loves to throw the race card around…

          • Marisa

            That dog jumped out of the car to protect his owner, the dog even stopped for a bit! The cop leaned out his hand as the dog was refraining from snapping at him! Only then did the dog lunge toward hik because he didnt recognize this man! The cop then started shooting at this innocent dog who hadnt even touched him yet. Dogs do not have as much knowledge as we do, therefore this cop knows what is right and what is wrong! What this cop had done is not right! Protecting his owner is all a dog really knows. Dogs are referred to as “a man’s best friend” for a reason!

        • Louis

          Your as ignorant as your statement, you sad little man, afraid of anything that is not you.

          • Jack

            Fred you are seriously deranged if you think those cops were doing their jobs. Rosby, along with the other bystanders, was simply curious as to what all the commotion was about. They had absolutely NO RIGHT to detain Mr. Rosby. As a result of their gross misuse of power, they are responsible for the tragic loss of that man’s dog. A police state is on it’s way.

        • Tom

          What was special about the way he was treated? What is special with the way blacks are treated in general? If a armed security guard is kicking you out of a venu and he becomes rough with you causing your best friend to race to your side; its okay for the security guard to kill him?

          • Angel

            Tom thank you for asking these questions. When I read where one reader “is tired of blacks getting special treatment” I went back to look at the video to see if I saw anything special about the way this man was treated. This tragedy certainly did not have to happen. A police officers job is to protect and serve. Part of protecting and serving is keeping peace. ANY trained officer would have known that a Rottweiler would seek to protect is owner. If you go back and look at the video it is very obvious that the officer putting on the handcuffs was acting much more aggressive in securing this man than what was necessary in light of the fact that this man willing placed his hands behind his back in surrender. Had this officer slowly backed away from this dog along with this man, gently unleashed this mans hands from the cuffs and said “go place your dog back in the car” this tragedy may not have occurred.

        • antionette greene

          Don’t have nothing to do with race..Its about the cops shooting a dog for nothing!!

          • Lavera

            The dog was trying to protect his owner. He became aggressive when the police came towards him This is inhumane and unnecessary police brutality!

        • Mike

          People have the rite to film these low life Pigs, They think they can enforce the laws in any fashion they deam correct at the moment. If the public cant keep the pigs in line, then the public can be attacked by these low lifes for doing nothing, the same way they arrested this poor guy and then ends up shooting his dog. No justice here, just dirty pigs abusing their authority.

        • Lorenzo

          You dumbass!!!!!

        • Lvon

          It has nothing to do with RACE, if a dog big enough to cause harm is put in a position (not locking car door?) to harm ANYONE, then the owner is negligent and if the dog is terminated that is the consequence!!!! BE REAL if if was a white person people would still be crying about the poor dog!!!! If that was a citizen or a child with happens ALOT, people would still not blame the dog or owner!! If he put the dog in the car and did not shut the door or could not stop it from taking a protective(attacking)stance, the dog would still be here. If it goes to trial the police should sue for being a dumb ass owner w/a dangerous dog!!!!!

          • Jack

            You’re ignorance is nauseating. The police were upset by the fact that they were being filmed and decided to abuse their authority by detaining Rosby claiming he was “obstructing justice.”

            How was he obstructing justice, with his camera phone?

          • Intolerable of Ignorance

            Lvon, your a complet moron! Jack, thank you! If the cops we’re paying attention to their job, which was the raid, and not to the inocent bystander within his rights, this would have never happened.

          • Drew

            Thank you!!!!!!! Finally someone with some sense, these people have no idea what they are talking about. A playful dog of that size still causes harm first hand experience. If the dog was a poodle or a miniature pincher then I would say something is wrong but it wasn’t and these officers have a right to defend themselves and even thought it was the dogs owner the officer has to defend the person in custody.

        • F.C.

          You couldn’t sound any more stupid and racist right now dude. Dig your head in the sand douchebag.

        • Disturbed

          And you sir, are as smart as a dog. I take that back, You are as dumb as a rock. I suggest you go live under one because society does that need that ignorant mentality roaming around.

        • http://Yahoo N. Bart

          You racist pig! It doesn’t matter what color skin a person has, that dog was innocent of any crime, and there is no excuse for the police to shoot a dog like that. What about all the other video takers? You think they were all whites?

        • jamie

          you sound just like a small minded racist moron!! this wasn’t even a race issue. even if the window was down he clearly put the dog away before the cops confronted him and when they got pushy the dog tried to protect him, as one would hope their dog would do. the cops were wrong and so are you. i’m white and i hope the cops lose their jobs and hopefully get slammed with a huge lawsuit for this.

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        • Harsh Patel

          lOL stupid bitch

        • tbird6905

          you are retarded wow you are the reason some people should have to be tested to see if they can breed you are stupid beyond belief

        • Courtney

          Racist. And I bet you are Christian too.

          • Rick

            I fail to see what the link between racism and being a Christian are. Way to stereotype. You’re just as ignorant as some of the other posters here.

        • Jack

          You’re a complete and total idiot. For the sake of humanity please do not reproduce.

          • Ann

            Jack, from what I have read, it had nothing to do with the camera phone. Lots of people were filming. His music was too loud and he refused to turn it down. It was interferring with their radios and communicating. I feel bad for all involved. There were so many other options for each person to have taken here. Can you tazer a dog without permanent damage? Just a thought. It broke my heart to watch the dog go down. I didn’t realize where the video was headed when I saw that I thought of my dog and I would have been mortified. I hope different procedures come from this.

        • Bob John

          Your so ignorant god i swear you havent been laid or your just a redneck that lives in a trailer with your Fat wife

        • Alexander Reyes

          To John and Fred you both are ignorant idiots it’s legal to record what he recorded in public. He did absolutely nothing wrong but you’re too stupid to see that. The dog was defending his owner trying to protect him because he was being violated its sad on how this has to be explained to you due to the fact that you can see beyond color I hope the both of you experience something similar and 10 x worse karma does not only act upon act but also upon thought to act.

          • Dan

            Alexander, did you see the cops entering the house on the right? And did you see the high capacity assault rifles they carried with them into the building? This is not about filming the cops, the person who made this video was not arrested. This is about not blaring your music next to a DANGEROUS location. Would you do what this man did if you were a dog owner?

        • http://facebook einstein

          so you think you have the right to shot a dog if it is protecting it’s owner ? I hope a police dog chases me so I feel threatened and can shot it 5 times like that coward did ? your a fool the cops lied. DID YOU HERE LOUD MUSIC ??? no cause you hear the bystanders talking. can you say cover up ????

        • Katherine E. Russell

          What are you talking about? The dog was just doing what good dogs do, if that were a police k-9 would you say the same? Wake up, that was not even close to needed

        • http://webpronews.com Matthew

          Are you for real? You would have just shot the dog? Officers are to use their weapons as a last resort. They did nothing to try to get the dog back in the car. What about Animal Control? They could have tranquilized him? Maybe they could have let Leon go and he could have taken the dog with him. He’s just a typical chicken shit cop that feels inferior without the badge and gun!

        • Paul

          there is lots of hate here.pray and love is the only thing that can help u.

        • popo

          you are a racist dumb@ass

        • peace

          You need to be black for 30days… I bet your outlook on black treatment would be different….

          So I say to the folfks that think blacks get special treatment , yes we do, bullets to our body, then conversation… Whites get conversation then therapy then jail maybe….then bullets. …
          So yes we black get special treatment …bullets to the bbrain. It that not special, wat is…

          • Intolerable of Ignorance

            Peace, you are so full of shit! He was not the only black man in the area. The cops were wrong because they miss used their authority and used excessive force, not because they were being racist.

        • http://Yahoo J W

          John, I am white and you Sir is are a Pig. You are one of the things destroying our country. Fred….. you to are not dealing with a full deck either. Did you not notice all the white people taking videos.

        • drew

          you a f@&

        • Ari

          There were many cops who could have grabbed the dog down a gun was not needed at all! So pathetic arent cops suppose to be experienced with dogs! Dogs are loyal and very protective over those who their owner like in this case. I aint got no respect for people with badges especially like this dont get me wrong I do believe their are good cops who are capable to handle sitiuations like this.

        • http://JusticeForMax Jakhara

          It is not about race and the cop was being very stupid because the cop knows its a frickin Rottweiler and the cop stuck his hand out to try to grab the dog and the cop knew the dog was going to react and plus the dog didn’t even try to hurt the cop it was trying to protect its owner and even if the cop shot the dog he didn’t have to shoot it 4 times he could’ve at least shot him in the leg and not in the back of his neck so the cop shot an innocent dog just for being scared

        • http://JusticeForMax Jakhara

          It is not about race and the cop was being very stupid because the cop knows its a Rottweiler and the cop stuck his hand out to try to grab the dog and the cop knew the dog was going to lung at him and plus the dog didn’t even try to hurt the cop it was trying to protect its owner and even if the cop shot the dog he didn’t have to shoot it 4 times so the cop shot an innocent dog just for being scared

        • http://facebook Rich

          Son of Bitch!!!

        • http://facebook Rich

          You F*** idiot

        • me

          why are you so angry? God doesnt honor that for you to be raised up with hatered grow up and love yourself inside of picking colors it doesnt matter if your black white asian korean we all bleed the same color we all have hearts and if your u fix yours you would be a great person i hope u dont have childeren cause if u do u would scar them for them to grow up with hatred and ignorents like there father im going to pray for your soul and spirit that u fine love peace and happiness with yourself mostly God bless you and your family and you taking about blacks gets credit huh take another look black people get judge all the time take another look in the mirror usa is going down while the other countries are rising up and its not colors we all are americans all of us here in Usa always go against eachother inside of working with eathother making this world a better place now those police officers was flat wrong that dog didnt deserve that i will pray for them and let God work it . but get yourself together and have love in your heart sir..

        • sean

          why are you dragging color into this…stop being Such a douche…its a our cops arresting a man (violating his civil rights) and a dog protecting his master …its a out trigger happy knuckle head cops..they should be sued..oh and im white..really white

      • Lisa Pate

        I couldn’t agree more! The dog was just protecting his owner! The police once again reacted in an unreasonable manner! My God! the dog was protecting his owner! Not aggressively harming anyone else! Just warning! this breaks my heart… What a shame this is!:(

      • http://yahoo Tepi

        Im sick to death fo fucking cops getting away with murder. They only shot the dog because they were pissed off the man recorded them. The cops record should be reviewed and I hope the man sues their ass off. Theydont protect and serve, they kill and murder at their descretion.

      • Defender

        You have a problem with cops that is between you and them if you own a dog and you let it attack me It wont onlybe the innocent dog that gets shot. And the Hunter S Thompson reference. You are incredibly ignorant to say he is your inspiration to protect dangerous dogs in this situation he would have been the first to draw.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t help to wonder, that maybe, just maybe, the reason they were their was either a secret raid.. Or even the cops raiding “competition”… As in they are corrupted (Most of the time when cops are payed off they are than made to destroy their payers competition and are usually given tips to the payer as well)… Because cops who are either corrupted or in progress of a secret operation will get very offensive and use the “Law” as an excuse to arrest that person. Problem was, they didn’t have a valid law they could even use for that excuse.

    • antionette greene

      You are absolutely correct!! The man put the dog in the car. The po-po came after him for nothing.

    • MRSC

      Isn’t it already a lawless state? What can be a greater proof than these pseudo-cops? Killed a dog that was doing what a dog is supposed to do, killed a dog for nothing, just because they think they can. People should demand these idiots to return their badges, they are not cops they are a mafia with badges.

    • ????????????? Joyce Angell

      After viewing this video, first of all, I saw NO NEED for the Police to handcuff this man! ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS! The Police Officers had no cause to handcuff him as he obviously was ONLY looking at what was going on…This man WAS NOT an “obstruction to justice”…As for the shooting of this poor animal, the dog was only fearing for his owner – his instinct! These Officers should be put up on charges for firing their weapon without just cause. I hope they are brought up on charges! Not only did they shoot the dog without provocation, but the dog was clearly suffering and they should have put the poor animal “humanely” out of his misery.

    • dirty harry

      You’re right. The cops are supposed to protect and serve, everyone else. Not you little ghetto boy.

      • Jim

        You are the ghetto boy, ignorant scum.

    • nightengale40

      amen this was cruel and just WRONG Yes they may have been worried for their safety but really you have to shoot the dog and for that matter let it lay there in the street an suffer like that. I consider that cowardly and cold hearted

    • Jack more

      We are living under police state for the last 10years .The police they beat woman old and now they kill dogs

    • Jack more

      you living in Police state now as you can see

    • Wesker

      Put yourself in the shoes of those police or the people filming; a clearly agitated dog on the loose and an owner who is only making things worse. The cop was brave to try and grab the leash (it was only going to get worse and there are innocent people within 50 feet), so what that thing clearly went to bite (and don’t even try to deny that you didn’t see that) they did exactly what any other person would have.

      • Intolerable of Ignorance

        Wesker, you are completly ignorant!
        First, the cop could have used a Taser or pepper spray. Second, an animal in attack mode does not sniff the grass or turn its back on its victim. The dog was only confused and protecting the owner, not attacking! Watch the video again. Even kids working at pet stores, making minimum wage, know not to keep moving towards and reaching for the leash of stressed dog.

    • Joe

      I am not from the USA but i have to say that i understand that been a cop is dangerous! But i dont understand why cops can always get away with anything! Just admit it was wrong what they did, that guy was not given trouble, he shot the video but i understand you have as a citizen that right, but its hard how they abuse their power, they treat you like shit and then you can not react or awnser back cause you will be atracking them or something they say, but them can always attack u! Another thing u can see one of the cops sayong to the pther something like let it go, but one say nooooo., we have to do something to the guy how is filming! Cua he has that actitud of power! They are wrong and for every one deffending them they are cool when commiting some injustice to someone else! But if that happen to you then you will understand what it is!

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