The office refused to let the man put up the dog and then shot the dog when it appeared. Cops shooting a family dog have gott’in out of controlThe Chicago Tribune reports that the police department had a warrant to search two apartment units in the 9200 block of South Justine Street in February of 2009 as part of a drug investigation. They reportedly entered the second floor apartment of Thomas Russell, who was 18 at the time, with their guns drawn.
Aside from the $330,000 in damages awarded to the family, the officer who shot the dog was ordered to pay $2,000 in punitive damages, NBC Chicago reports. His supervisor had to pay $1,000.