Texas police officer accidentally kills woman while shooting at dog

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Texas police officer accidentally kills woman while shooting at dog

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Post by Frankie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:26 pm

I’m putting this in the self defense section because from what I read, he was attempting to stop a aggressive dog that was charging him.

https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/texas-p ... ing-at-dog

Seems he was on a routine welfare check when things went wrong.
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Post by WTR » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:35 pm

I know my father drove into my head to always know what was behind my target. If you are not sure it is safe, you do not pull the trigger. From. BB gun to center fire calibers.

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Post by Keith B » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:11 pm

Bodycam video has been released http://www.fox4news.com/news/arlington- ... -loose-dog

Woman was daughter of a Fire Captain
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Post by crazy2medic » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm

Should have used pepper spray, Everybody would have survived and he wouldn't be in trouble!
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Post by philip964 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:16 pm

First time he fired his gun, not at a range.

I assumed firing at a dog you would be shooting down.

Yeah, watched the video. She was lying on the ground.
It was a welfare check of a homeless woman.

Very sad for everyone.

Dog was moving around. Backed away, but he shot right where she was.


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Post by Grayling813 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:38 am

On the job by himself for just a month. Should be his last month as he obviously is a danger to the public.
According to Police Chief Will Johnson, the officer had undergone eight hours of training for canine encounters, as well as mandatory firearms training.
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The training didn’t work Chief.
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Post by flintknapper » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:59 pm

crazy2medic wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Should have used pepper spray, Everybody would have survived and he wouldn't be in trouble!
^^^^

Exactly. One of the things that EVERY police officer candidate should be asked is: DO YOU HAVE AN IRRATIONAL FEAR OF DOGS?

I can't count the number of ridiculous dog shootings I've read about over the years. Some of them debated on this forum.
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Post by baseballguy2001 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:41 am

NOTHING will happen to this LEO. A few years ago, an LEO from the same department (on probation) shot and killed a suspect who had broken into a car dealership. As a plan was being formed to corner the suspect and take him alive, the rookie walked in, alone, and wound up killing him. He was fired, but wasn't prosecuted. Now, two other LEO's from the same department are in the news from discharging their weapons. What's it going to take to fix this?
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Post by Grayling813 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:41 pm

baseballguy2001 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:41 am
NOTHING will happen to this LEO. A few years ago, an LEO from the same department (on probation) shot and killed a suspect who had broken into a car dealership. As a plan was being formed to corner the suspect and take him alive, the rookie walked in, alone, and wound up killing him. He was fired, but wasn't prosecuted. Now, two other LEO's from the same department are in the news from discharging their weapons. What's it going to take to fix this?
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Post by warnmar10 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:23 pm

Keith B wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Bodycam video has been released http://www.fox4news.com/news/arlington- ... -loose-dog

Woman was daughter of a Fire Captain
At least he didn't shoot the dog.
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Post by narcissist » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 pm

I'm confused on this one because that officer had a lot of other resources at his disposal. I've seen some videos where they are 'Tazer Happy".

I don't know, guess I would of handled it differently plus I don't like Dog Killers or even attempted ones.

He completely panicked in the situation, he ran backwards just firing rounds without aiming :confused5 Come on if your first choice was to use the firearms at least stand your ground and aim?

Feel terrible for the woman and her family, I wish them the best in the future.
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Post by oljames3 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:13 pm

John Correia, Active Self Protection, reviewed video of this incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk9TRdO6J5E
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Post by warnmar10 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:40 pm

According to Police Chief Will Johnson, the officer had undergone eight hours of training for canine encounters, as well as mandatory firearms training.
I'm beginning to suspect the canine encounter training officers receive is not training on how to deescalate or avoid shooting dogs. It happens too often and the canine isn't required to charge the officer to get the treatment.
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Post by Oldgringo » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:55 pm

flintknapper wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:59 pm
crazy2medic wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Should have used pepper spray, Everybody would have survived and he wouldn't be in trouble!
^^^^

Exactly. One of the things that EVERY police officer candidate should be asked is: DO YOU HAVE AN IRRATIONAL FEAR OF DOGS?

I can't count the number of ridiculous dog shootings I've read about over the years. Some of them debated on this forum.
:iagree: I'm kinda partial to dogs and other quadrupeds myself.

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Post by flintknapper » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 pm

It's just ridiculous 'some' of the shootings that occur. I certainly understand the need for an officer to protect him/herself from an attack (or threat) of a large breed, viscous dog.

But there are too many officers with an irrational fear of dogs. This leads them to shooting the animal instead of using pepper spray (like thousands of Postal Workers and UPS drivers do) or some other less than lethal method.

IF shooting is their first response to a dog....I have to wonder what it will be when interacting with humans. Sheeesh.

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