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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:50 PM

 

CHICAGO: North Side Family Says Prized Puppy Was Unjustly Shot By Cop

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

FIRST ON FOX: A North Side family is furious over what they claim was an unjustified police shooting of their 7-month-old miniature bull terrier, Colonel Phillips, known to the neighborhood as "The Colonel."

Residents are also upset, not just because police shot a puppy they all knew, but also because the shooting occurred not far from a preschool, on a street where pedestrians including children could have been hurt.

But on Saturday afternoon, the Colonel became a target himself. He was shot by a Chicago Police officer in front of his owner's gated, North Side home. Police were writing a parking ticket for a van belonging to Al Phillips, so Phillips came out to move the vehicle.

"My little bull terrier followed me out," Phillips explains. "Then, all I hear is boom! Boom! Two shots. You shot the dog!"

Read more: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/20251373/chicago-cop-shoots-puppy-with-world-champion-lineage-exclusive#ixzz2E7tiw8kw

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:07 PM

1. Most shootings in my experience in reading about shootings are in a rather gray area.

This one is so clearly unjust. I hope the family sues. This puppy had potential in the show dog world and that also needs to be taken into consideration.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:10 PM

2. more from article - cops come back to retaliate for publicity over case

 

While FOX 32's Larry Yellen was interviewing the dog's owners, two police officers drove by the home. 90 minutes later, they came back, asked why Phillips why he had contacted the media and gave him a ticket for not keeping Colonel on a leash.

"They were giving us a ticket, three days after the fact," says Phillips. "So I think they're probably trying to cover their rear ends."

Read more: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/20251373/chicago-cop-shoots-puppy-with-world-champion-lineage-exclusive#ixzz2E7yQb6i2

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. Police are killing dogs all over the place

Do everything you can to keep them away from police! No matter how big or small

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