Cops Shoot Dog in Backyard, Bust Owner's Boyfriend for Objecting

By | May 16, 2014

RockPolice in Redford Township, Michigan, claim they
spotted a suspect through a window in the home of Bianca Alakson
and Ryan Showalter. The suspect was wanted for being in a fight, so
they gave chase, entering the couple’s fenced yard. Which has a
“beware of dog” sign on it.

You know what’s coming.

That’s supposedly when Rock, a 10-month-old Labrador–pit bull
mix, “charged” an officer. The cop
shot him twice
, killing him.

Showalter apparently got a little pissed that his beloved dog
had been shot. (That’s Rock pictured at right, with Alakson.) So
they arrested him for “interfering with police.” In his own
backyard. After they shot his dog.

There’s not much more to add—except that the department is
getting hell
from the community
on its Facebook page.

Just remember, the only thing worse than having a dog so
aggressive that it stays in its own yard is objecting when cops
shoot it down.

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3 thoughts on “Cops Shoot Dog in Backyard, Bust Owner's Boyfriend for Objecting

  1. Cynthia Merriam

    Recent Press on PUPPYCIDE:
    INSIDE EDITION April 2014: http://www.insideedition.com/videos/2506-inside-edition-investigates-puppycide
    Animal Planet’s Victoria https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=286415141516303&set=a.286410038183480.1073741879.108063092684843&type=1&theater

    PUPPYCIDE Documentary: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Puppycide-The-Documentary/557471920974012 and http://www.puppycide.com/

    Video in memory of PUPPYCIDE victims http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T-YZcBq5BJY

    Links to YOUTUBE videos of cop on dog shootings http://www.youtube.com/user/dogsshot

    Pages with Links to Facebook pages of PUPPYCIDE victims
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/dogs-shot-by-police/meet-the-dogs/442079395814430
    http://cops-shooting-dogs.blogspot.com/p/fb-cause-pages.html

    Webpage with links to numerous PUPPYCIDE articles http://www.furbyshouse.com/Dogs-Shot-By-Police.html

    Ask Sue Radio Program from the United Kingdom has done multiple PUPPYCIDE programs, including: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ask-sue/2013/01/10/ask-sue-show–awareness-of-dogs-being-shot-by-police

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  2. Cynthia Merriam

    LAW ENFORCEMENT PUBLICATIONS REGARDING COP ON DOG SHOOTINGS

    US DOJ and NCRC: The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/RIC/Publications/e051116358_Dog-Incidents-508.pdf

    And VIDEO training series in handling dog encounters:
    http://cops.igpa.uillinois.edu/resources/police-dog-encounters
    http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Police%20and%20Dog%20Encounters%20Release.pdf

    Community Policing Dispatch, United States Department of Justice, COPS Office, “Police and Dog Encounters”: With National Canine Research Council and Safe Humane Chicago http://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/12-2013/police_and_dog_encounters.asp

    In the Line of Duty Special Issue Fact Sheet: What Dogs Try to Tell Cops (23:50 program length, for Continuing Education Credit) http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Practical/Pets/factsheetbehavior.pdf
    http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Police%20and%20Dog%20Encounters%20Release.pdf

    Law Enforcement Today June 2012 “Don’t Shoot My Dog” by Charlotte Raschke http://lawenforcementtoday.com/2012/06/01/don’t-shoot-my-dog/#comments

    Law Enforcement Today “Who Let the Dogs Out” warns “Officers need to be concerned about the possibility of a lawsuit being filed if an officer is involved in a dog shooting! http://lawenforcementtoday.com/tag/dog-shooting/.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/law-enforcement-today-article-warns-police-not-to-kill-family-dogs

    National Canine Research Council “Preserving Human-Canine Bond” http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/blog/dojs-training-manual-provides-much-needed-resource-as-evidenced-by-fatal-shooting-of-dog-by-law-enforcement-officer-in-austin-tx/

    Police One April 2013 Article: http://www.policeone.com/K-9/articles/6183772-Proposed-bill-would-re-train-police-on-handling-dog-encounters/

    The Police Chief magazine August 2013 article titled “Officer Safety Corner: Dogs and the Police Response: A Guide for Safe, Successful, and Humane Encounters.” http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&article_id=3000&issue_id=82013

    The Police Chief magazine March 2014 article titled “Officer Safety Corner: Dogs and the Police Response: A Guide for Safe, Successful, and Humane Encounters” http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=3000&issue_id=82013

    The Police Chief magazine March 2014 article titled “The Role of Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement” http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&article_id=2449&issue_id=82011
    GOOGLE search results on “Psychological Fitness-for-Duty” https://www.google.com/search?q=Role+of+Psychological+Fitness-for-Duty+Evaluations+in+Law+Enforcement++&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=Psychological+Fitness-for-Duty+&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

    Troy Kechely “Management of Aggressive Canines for Law Enforcement” http://www.think-dog.com/TDC_Services.html

    GOOGLE search results on “dog encounter training for law enforcement” https://www.google.com/#q=dog+encounter+training+for+law+enforcement

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  3. Cynthia Merriam

    PROFESSIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION CURRENT ARTICLES REGARDING COP ON DOG SHOOTINGS

    ASPCA: Summer 2013 Position Statement on Law Enforcement Response to Potentially Dangerous Dogs http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statements-on-law-enforcement-response

    American Legal Defense Fund: Dogs Shot by Cops: Companion Animals and Law Enforcement: http://aldf.org/resources/when-your-companion-animal-has-been-harmed/dogs-shot-by-cops-companion-animals-and-law-enforcement/

    Best Friends Animal Society, July 24, 2013 “Police Shooting of Dogs: A Disturbing Trend” by Francis Battista, Co-founder .”http://blogs.bestfriends.org/index.php/2013/07/24/police-shootings-of-dogs-a-disturbing-trend/

    National Humane Education Society “These examples only scratch the surface of recent reports of dogs being shot by officers on duty…” http://www.nhes.org/articles/view/1028

    The Animal’s Advocate, Quarterly Newsletter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Winter 2001: “COURTS COPS AND CANINES” http://aldf.org/downloads/131_animalsadvocatewinter01.pdf

    WINTER 2001 PUBLICATION CALLED COURTS COPS AND CANINES (link below) – This publication was found on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s website, searching on “cop on dog shooting”

    http://aldf.org/search/?cx=007463668028204942388%3Abdo11bhm01k&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=cop+on+dog+shooting

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