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 CITY TO PAY HOMEOWNER $850,000 FOR POLICE FATALLY SHOOTING HIS DOG

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The City of Hartford, Connecticut, recently agreed to pay $885,000 to a homeowner, for a 2006 incident during which, in the presence of his 12-year-old daughter, police fatally shot and killed his three-year-old Saint Bernard dog, named Seven. The shooting took place in the dog owners yard.

Hartford police officers entered the homeowners yard after receiving a tip about illegal weapons on the property. They did not have a warrant. After finding no contraband the officers were about to leave when the homeowners daughter returned from school. She released the dog Seven who growled at the officers. The officers claimed that the dog attacked them, whereupon one of the officers then shot and killed the dog.

The homeowner sued the city and police officers in 2008. The judge ruled against the homeowner on the basis that the officers didn’t need a warrant to enter the yard because they were acting under emergency circumstances, believing they had a short amount of time to recover illegal weapons. The homeowner appealed and ultimately won two years later.

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CITY TO PAY HOMEOWNER $850,000 FOR POLICE FATALLY SHOOTING HIS DOG

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The City of Hartford, Connecticut, recently agreed to pay $885,000 to a homeowner, for a 2006 incident during which, in...

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