Best part was, the dog was chained up. Hey officer, you want a clue how to not get bit by a chained up dog? First, go to the right damn house. Second, stay out of the reach of the chain of the dog.
Then you wouldn’t have to worry about the dog attacking you, and on top of that you wont look like an incompetent moron.
Unsurprisingly this happened in Illinois instead of out here in free America. The reason being is in Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana, shooting a man’s dog is a great way to get shot yourself. Shooting the dog here is like shooting a member of the family and is considered a hostile act. Shooting my dog gives me every reason to fear you as you just deployed lethal force on my property against my family. Any cop that needs to do that is merely LAZY and doesn’t want to do his damn job.
Lastly why was the officer going to the back door and not the front door? Again, another fantastic way to get yourself in trouble both with the home owner and their pets.
State Sponsored Criminal #414: Officer John Doe
Because cops are allowed to kill any animal they want any time they want. The key is they just need to say that it tried to attack them. Doesn’t even matter if it’s in a cage with a kid behind it.