In one of the most shocking videos I’ve seen since launching this blog six years, ago, Hawthorne police shot and killed a dog while arresting the dog’s owner for video recording them from a half-block away on a public sidewalk.
Several cops were standing in front of a house halfway down the block, apparently to make an arrest over the weekend, while a man walking his dog was video recording them from the corner.
A group of other citizens were recording from across the street and captured the entire exchange, including the arrest of the man and killing of his dog.
At 2:09 in the video, the man starts walking to his car when he realizes the cop are going to walk towards him because he was standing there recording.
After he puts his dog in the car, he walks back towards the cops, turns around and allows himself to be handcuffed, even though he had not broken any law at any time during the video.
Makes one wonder what would have happened had he just gotten into his car and driven away.
As he is being handcuffed by two cops, the dog begins barking and eventually jumps out the window.
At 3:09, the dog is out of the car and running towards the cop.
At 3:23, a cop shoots the dog four times. The dog wither and dies.
Call the Hawthorne Police Department: Call (310) 349-2700.
The original of this particular video (posted by a guy named Gabriel Martinez) can be viewed as YouTube video ID WDBZr4ie2AE