Bradley Brock’s 3-year-old mastiff, Moose (a mastiff) was his family after a motorcycle accident. In a matter of seconds, a Michigan police officer took Brock’s support and shot Moose several times while he approached.
Brock stated that Brock recorded the footage of the dog waving its tail and trotting towards him. Brock now has a federal civil right’s complaint Forensic lawsuitArgumenting that the shooting was an unconstitutional seizure of Fourth Amendment rights.
The shooting is another alleged instance of an officer misreading dog behavior and slaying a pet—a sadly common occurrence that continues to devastate families, generate public outrage, lead to officers being fired, and cost police departments hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuit settlements.
Brock claims that he dialled 911 after being threatened by a man who was working at a gas station with a gun. The incident was captured on video. A Inkster officer talks to Brock, while Moose is off-leash and sits down on the sidewalk a few feet away. Moose then runs over to Brock, waving his tail, and stops to sniff a passerby before moving towards the officer.
Brock says, “He was very friendly but, if somebody was around him, he wanted ’em to check ’em and make sure that they were okay.” “That was all. That’s how any dog should behave.”
But, the officer immediately backpedals, pulls his gun and shoots the dog several times within seconds.
Brock was escorted along by police to take Moose with him to an emergency veterinarian. The dog was later put into a kennel and put up for adoption. The veterinarian ReportNotes that Inkster police fled immediately after dropping Moose of and have “refused” to provide an account.
Brock’s loss to his dog was devastating. Brock had previously lost one of his legs to a motorcycle crash several years prior and was training Moose as a service dog. Brock claims that Moose, his rescue dog, was kept in a cage and abused during the first six months.
Brock says that Brock found out that Brock had to take Brock to his rescue because he didn’t have any hair on his head from his middle back down to his tip. Brock says that they had run over him with a truck and that it broke his jaw. This caused him to eat his tip off. His abuse was severe, and he needed to be healed as much as me when I took him in. They were friends.”
Because a guard at a nearby dispensary recorded the incident via his drone, the only way footage is possible. Local news media reported that neither his body camera or the dashcam in his cruiser weren’t working.
Brock said that although the dispensary refused to initially give the footage, the guard Antonio Williams contacted him by accident. Williams was sympathetic and allowed Brock to have the video.
Williams stated, “The footage clearly shows that this dog was not aggressive.” Telled WXYZ Detroit. The officer pulled out his gun and fired several times. I didn’t notice because I was too busy wondering about where the bullets went.
Williams, who shared the footage with Brock and was then fired from his position, told WXYZ that there were no regrets.
A request to comment on this article by Inkster Police Department was unanswered. But, the previous article was published by it. Detroit’s WDIV Local 4 received the following statement: “The Inkster Police Department is without doubt saddened at the loss of any pet. We send our condolences to the owners, but it is the responsibility of pet owners to take care of their pets.”
Brock states that Brock wants police officers to learn to differentiate between friendly and aggressive dogs. “I get it. He said, “We live here in Detroit.” People have aggressive pit bulls who guard illegal activities. It wasn’t me.
An 2016 There are reasons investigationIt was found out that the Detroit Narcotics Unit had carried out a series of raids on drug dealers that killed dogs and led to owners claiming that their pet had been murdered.
The city spent many thousands in settlements of lawsuits arising from these raids over the years. In 2020, it will have a population of 1.2 million. Paid $75,000One lawsuit settled after video from body cameras contradicted officer’s claim that the two pit bulls were growingling and lunging at him during his shooting.
In 2018, Detroit paid $225,000 to settle another lawsuit by a couple who claimed police officers shot their three dogs while the animals were enclosed behind an eight-foot-tall fence—just so the officers could confiscate several potted marijuana plants in their backyard. (2015) The city ApprovedA man was awarded a $100,000 settlement after police shot his dog, while the dog was being secured to a fence.
After viral dog-shooting videos, severe negative publicity and large lawsuit settlements, police departments are beginning to realize the importance of training their officers to manage canines. Reason reportedThe National Sheriffs’ association launched in 2018 a pilot program using virtual force simulators that simulate common scenarios where officers might come across a dog.
Brock says that Brock said Brock is “well over 10 and probably fifteen feet away” from Brock when Brock snapped the shot. “There is no reason why he should not have taken the shot at a dog who’s only 15 feet away from him and waving his tail.”
Brock says, “I want justice for my son.” “That’s all.”