A home surveillance camera in Omaha, Nebraska filmed police officers earlier this year arresting a man for walking too close to a search area, then shooting and killing his dog in what the man now calls an execution.
Chris Schulte, a neighbor of the man whose security camera caught the confrontation, said he really should have listened when police officers told him to stop on the night of October 7. Officers were searching for an armed man nearby when Schulte came strolling past with his dog, Teela.
When he ignored an officer’s order to stop, taking an additional six paces, two of the cops pounced, taking him to the ground and planting a slug into his canine companion. Video of the incident was turned over to NBC affiliate WOWT 6 News in Omaha, which aired the footage Monday night.
“They didn’t have to shoot em,” Schulte reportedly said. “Not at all. (It was an) Execution.”
The Omaha Police Department said it is investigating the incident.
This video was broadcast by NBC afiliate WOWT 6 News in Omaha on Monday, October 29, 2012.
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