Waterloo Man Seeks Legal Action Against Police Following Dog Shooting
By Brady Smith, Reporter
WATERLOO, Iowa – A Waterloo man is seeking legal action against the Waterloo Police Department and the city, after an officer shot and killed one of his dogs. It happened last Wednesday evening.
Police said they got called to 617 Dawson Street at about 6:30 p.m., where three pit bulls were in the backyard. A police report said one of the dogs had another dog in its jaws, and the third dog took an “aggressive stance” toward some onlookers. That’s when an officer used a patrol rifle to shoot the attacking dog.
However, Allan Hale, who owns the dogs, wants to know why police shot and killed his dog, which was behind a six-foot chain link fence that surrounds his backyard. Hale is looking into hiring a lawyer to represent his case against the city.
Police Captain Tim Pillack said Monday that the officer did what he felt was necessary in the situation.
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