Police Get Threats After Dog Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California police chief is asking angry members of the community to stop making threats after a video widely circulated on social media showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler.

Hawthorne police Chief Robert Fager said Wednesday that his employees are getting "criminal threats of harm" after the video of Sunday's shooting surfaced.

The shooting happened after police surrounded a home where a gunman reportedly robbed two people.

A cellphone video, that had nearly 3 million views on YouTube by Wednesday afternoon, shows the dog lunging at officers who handcuffed its master before being shot four times.

Police are investigating the shooting.

The dog's owner, Leon Rosby, says police needlessly killed his dog. His lawyer, Michael Gulden, says Rosby's complaint will be added to an existing lawsuit against police.


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