Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shooting of dog in Adelanto ruled justified

From San Antonio Express-News

Prosecutors say a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy is not criminally liable for a shooting that killed a pit bull and slightly injured an animal control officer in Adelanto in June 2010.
Deputy District Attorney David Poling's report Thursday said Deputy Dana Weinberg fired in self-defense and the shooting was justified.
As a result, the shooting of animal control officer Steven Peltier was accidental.
The two men tried several times to catch the aggressive dog, which had already killed a Chihuahua. When Weinberg fell and the dog started to attack, he fired one shot, hitting the dog in the chest. But the bullet went through the dog and grazed Peltier's leg.
Peltier was treated at a hospital and released.
Adelanto is 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I welcome your comments and questions.
Be advised that comments are moderated. Not for views, but for content.
Profanity, personal attacks, and spam within comments will result in your comment being rejected.
I, personally, love Pit Bulls as well as all dogs and most animals.
If your comment differs from my feelings or opinions, I will post it anyway, providing it does not include any of the three exceptions listed above.
Same goes for comments that are in harmony with my opinions.
Thank you for participating.