Seattle, Washington 2022-05-17 18:39:00 –
Auburn police officers shot the dogs, claiming that they were running towards them and trying to attack them, and the owners claimed that their dogs were actually running away.
On May 13, Auburn police were dispatched to C Place Southeast’s 1800 block after receiving a call that a dog was attacking a child.
When police arrived, a firefighter from the Valley Regional Fire Department was already on the scene, attending the victim of an 11-year-old girl who was bitten by her arm. The victim needed a stitch because of her injury.
Auburn police claim that two dogs came from around the car when police were approaching the victim and the firefighters. Oburn police said the policeman had moved away from the dog, but the dog began to run towards the policeman and appeared to be targeting the policeman.
The policeman then shot the dog multiple times and hit one dog. The dog was later euthanized. According to police, the other dog is with the owner.
Oburn police said body camera footage backed up the police officer’s account. The Auburn Reporter requested footage from the body camera in question.
The owner of the murdered dog claims that the dog Pebbles wasn’t running towards the policeman when the policeman shot six times, but he was actually running away from the policeman.
Pebbles owners created GoFundMe to raise money to investigate Auburn police behavior and raise awareness of police misconduct when dealing with animals.
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