SLC cops could have used taser, pepper spray on dog

Monday , June 30, 2014 - 3:05 PM

SLC cop could have used taser, pepper spray on dog
Contributed

Editor,

Regarding the June 28 news story, “SLC officer who fatally shot dog getting death threats,” why did it take Chief Burbank five days to hold a news conference regarding this issue and to identify the officer involved?

I believe the actions of the Salt Lake police officer after he entered the private yard was totally wrong. He had the option of a taser or pepper spray. The dog was doing his job of protecting his territory.

What would happen a citizen with a concealed carry permit if he felt threatened by a police dog and shot the dog? I don’t think Chief Burbank would have such an “oh well” attitude in this instance.

Ron Higgins

Uintah

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