Sheriff's deputy resigns after executing Chihuahua

Chris | InformationLiberation
Apr. 08, 2011

For contrast: Ohio man charged for barking at police dogA Missouri cop hallucinated being bitten by a dog, shot it, took a breather and realized she wasn't bit, went back inside and shot the dog again because it "was still acting aggressive," then, after the dying dog whimpered into it's kennel, she executed him.

What dog merited such a response? A rabid pitbull? A scary-looking doberman?

No, a Chihuahua.

KFVS12 News reports:
BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Bollinger County deputy resigned after an incident at a domestic violence call goes awry.

Sheriff Leo McElrath says Deputy Kelly Barks arrested the man at the scene, and then got his permission to search the residence.

When Barks went inside, she saw the man's three dogs growling at her. She thought one of them bit her, shot him, and went outside. After realizing she was fine, she went back into the residence where McElrath says the dog was still acting aggressive, so she shot him again. The dog then went into his kennel, where she shot and killed him.

But the aggressive dog, probably isn't what you would think.

"When I found out the dog that was shot was a Chihuahua, I really was upset," said McElrath.
It appears the officer voluntarily resigned. That's good I suppose, lord knows she wouldn't have been held liable.

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