Thursday, January 31, 2008
El Paso, TX - Two undercover police officers, who were identified only as police gang unit personnel, were investigating graffiti that occurred over the weekend. The officers saw a person matching the description of a suspect run into the backyard. The officers "gave chase." As they did, pit bulls attacked the officers. Both officers were bit in the attack.
An officer shot one dog before a third bite could occur.David Egure, owner of the three pit bulls, said the officers were chasing his 15-year-old son, David Joseph Morales, and tackled him near the left side of the house. Morales was arrested for evading arrest and turned over to juvenile authorities. His uncle, Billy Egure, who also lives at that home, was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants.
Martha Williams, president and director of Pet Guardian Angel Welfare, said any dog, whether a pit bull or other type, will protect its owner and property. Her organization rescues dogs and offers them for adoption. She said that not all pit bulls were vicious, but that their bites could be "real painful." She asked, "Where was his [the officer's] Taser gun?"
Maybe be it fell out of the officer's pocket after the pit bull knocked him to the ground.
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| 1/31/2008 3:33 PM |
"Where was his Taser gun?" she said.
Yet another pit bull expert demonstrating how little she knows about the breed and actually dogs in general.
According to Randall Lockwood, tasers and stun guns are not reliable when used against dogs.
| 1/31/2008 4:04 PM |
Yeah, I agree. The price of pumped lead is much cheaper than 6 months of disability, staples, stitches, titanium rods, rabies shots, fentanyl patches, skin grafts and plastic surgery.
I don't expect cops to use non-lethal force on people or dogs.