Caldwell Police Release Video of Officer Shooting Dog
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have released body camera footage of a Caldwell officer shooting a woman's dog after police say it acted aggressively toward him.
The Idaho Statesman reports that last month's incident took place after officers responded to Alinah Stelly's home in search of the woman's sister who was wanted by police. The footage released Thursday shows an officer pushing the front door open further after Stelly left it ajar to get her sister.
The woman's dog comes to the door barking and the officer pulls out his baton and tells it to "get back." The dog then goes past him and toward another officer, who then shoots the dog. Stelly says she would've been able to control the dog if the first officer hadn't pushed her door open. She's considering filing a lawsuit.