Thursday, January 20, 2011

Woman Claims Police Killed Dog When Responding To Burglary Call

From WPXI

A woman in Fayette County said police used her dog for target practice when she called them for help.
Elizabeth D'Auria said she and her sister found their two-year-old pit bull dead after calling 911 for help.
"There were pieces of the dog here. They didn't leave a note. They didn't leave anything," said D'Auria. "He died on that fence over there because he was trying to get away."
D'Aurio said she called Uniontown Police after someone attempted to break in to her Evans Street home. She said at first the dog chased the suspect who tried to climb through a window. "They told my sister that he wasn't trying to bite them and that he growled at them when they tried to put the noose around him, but they couldn't catch him and they were tired of messing with him and they just shot him," D'Aurio said.
D'Aurio said the dog was not being aggressive and thinks that police crossed the line.
"They shot him six times with a pistol and once with a shotgun. They took the dog and we asked them if we could have him back to bury him and they won't give him back to us," said D'Aurio.
Channel 11's Courtney Brennan contacted Uniontown Police who did not comment on the story.

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