“A DeKalb County police officer resigned Monday after coming under fire for shooting a resident’s German Shepherd and then blocking the owner from taking the dog to the vet.”
“Theall claimed the officer twice used his patrol car to keep him from taking the dog to a veterinary hospital in his own car.
“‘Finally he convinced me that I would be thrown in jail if I didn’t just stay where I was,’ the dog owner said.”
“A previous grand jury had ruled that deadly force was not authorized. That grand jury had asked the district attorney’s office to take further measures.
“Cole Law, an attorney for Roupe’s family said they were stunned by the second grand jury’s decision not to bring charges against Gatny.”
“After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.”
“While he was on the ground, he was shot in the back three times,” an emotional Wright said. “How can he harm somebody on his back, shaking from a Taser?”