Coward Cop Caught on Dashcam Walking Up to a Leashed Dog and Killing Him for No Reason

Free Thought Project – by Claire Bernish

Detroit, MI — Citizens are on the hook yet again for police misconduct, this time because an officer shot a dog — which was tethered to a steel cable.

Detroit Police Officer Darrell Dawson and other officers responded to a call of an active shooter in the area near Daryl Lindsay’s home on the city’s south side. Looking for the suspect, officers then surrounded Lindsay’s home. In the yard was Lindsay’s dog — securely tethered to his home by a ten-foot, steel cable leash.  

What happened next should infuriate every pet owner.

On January 31, 2015, according to police dashcam footage obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request, “Dawson approached the dog and while standing just outside of the dog’s reach, shot her twice in the chest.”

Babycakes, as Lindsay called his female Dogue de Bordeaux, died from the gunshot wounds.

Lindsay felt compelled to file a lawsuit against the City of Detroit for the completely unjustified killing of his beloved pet.

“A well-developed body of federal law holds that police unreasonably killing a dog violates the owner’s Fourth Amendment rights,” Lindsay’s attorney, Chris Olson explained, as local FOX 2 reported. “In particular, where the dog does not pose an imminent threat, or the officer is not surprised by the dog and has time to make alternate plans to control the dog, other than shooting; the shooting of the dog is an unreasonable seizure that violates the Fourth Amendment.”

Lindsay won the lawsuit and has now been awarded $100,000 compensation — which will essentially leave citizens on the hook for the payout.

As for the original emergency call, no shooter was ever found in the area.

It’s unclear if Dawson was disciplined by the department for the shooting, though records Olsen obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show Dawson described seeing a “large brown dog” and that he “was verbally counseled … regarding other avenues of approach one can take when entering private property for exterior searches.”

The Free Thought Project has previously reported numerous incidents of unjustified police killings of people’s pets, including one case where an officer laughed in the face of the pet owner whose dog he’d just killed.

This heartless and unjustified police killing of yet another non-threatening pet, leads many to wonder how those so petrified of restrained animals choose law enforcement — and supposedly apprehending dangerous criminals — as a career.


9 thoughts on “Coward Cop Caught on Dashcam Walking Up to a Leashed Dog and Killing Him for No Reason

  1. just another day on the job for a sadistic murderer. Gunning down dogs and people at random for no f@#king reason. Just because he knows he can and nobody will stop him.

  2. You are one sick bastard if you can walk up to a leashed dog and pump bullets into it for no reason, and this is typical of what’s being recruited into police departments these days.

    If one of those psychotic freaks did that to my dog there’s not going to be a lawsuit. There’s going to be a f&*king WAR.

  3. Vengenace is mine sayith the Lord….but, if and when We the People decide to do something about these psychos murdering our fine furry friends, it might be a good idea to round up all current and retired cops who have murdered our pets, put them in large cages without weapons, and sic some of our furry friends on them…Rottweilers, Dobermanns, Mastiffs, German Shepherds, and Fila Brasilieras–a fierce dog breed bred in Brazil in the 18th century to HUNT RUNAWAY SLAVES, that is, HUNT HUMANS! If the cop survives, throw his or her ass onto Antarctica, where he or she can be eaten by the criminal psycho elites that will have been jailed there (penguin eaters will be shot).

  4. DL…..”Vengenace is mine sayith the Lord”… if you recall, titus destroyed jerusalem in 70 a.d…as a christian, i am acutely aware that after the murder of Jesus Christ that the whole world began a slow down hill trend to final judgement.everything that has happened to this country and her people is not without reason or cause……judeo/psuedo christianity has destroyed our common law that was based on the royal law of ,”do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. As our people decend into chaos let us be ever vigilent to be instant in and out of season to teach patiently the truth of the NEW TESTAMENT, and our bill of rights,For both are being overthrown………….mark

  5. there will come a day , a day these bastards will pay for

    Karma exists , I have seen it work .. these Dog murderers will burn for these acts ..and until than they will live in misery

    these are Gods Loyal creations that these imbeciles are cutting down

    oh and there’s nothing saying we cant defend a life .. a life of anything from being taken by a psychopath

  6. “Dawson approached the dog and while standing just outside of the dog’s reach, shot her twice in the chest.”

    We don’t need to be just outside THEIR reach to achieve the same result.

    Payback’s a b#tch.

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