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Old Today, 12:52 AM
 
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CNN) A Texas police officer trying to shoot at a barking dog killed the woman he was there to help during a welfare check, authorities say.

The woman has been identified as Margarita Brooks, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said at a press conference Friday.

A caller reported a woman passed out in a grassy area in Arlington on Thursday evening. Arlington police officers, the fire department and EMS were dispatched to the scene to conduct a welfare check, officials said.

When the officer approached the woman, he noticed an unrestrained dog nearby, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement.

"As the officer called out to the woman repeatedly concerning her welfare, the dog began to run towards the officer while barking. The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm," police said. "The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured."
Brooks was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Preliminary information shows she was struck by gunfire from the officer, according to the police.

The Arlington Police Department is carrying out both a criminal and an administrative investigation, Johnson said.

A police body-worn camera captured the incident and the footage will be used in the investigation, authorities said.

The dog is in quarantine at the Arlington Animal Shelter, Johnson said. Police are looking into reports that the animal may have been grazed by a bullet.

Arlington is west of Dallas and has a population of about 365,000
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Old Today, 08:35 AM
 
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Here is another one. A person with mental problem is off medication and taken illegal drugs. Police is called to help and instead kill the guy by stepping on his back for several minutes.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c-E_i8Q5G0
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Old Today, 08:37 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn...dog/index.html

CNN) A Texas police officer trying to shoot at a barking dog killed the woman he was there to help during a welfare check, authorities say.

The woman has been identified as Margarita Brooks, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said at a press conference Friday.

A caller reported a woman passed out in a grassy area in Arlington on Thursday evening. Arlington police officers, the fire department and EMS were dispatched to the scene to conduct a welfare check, officials said.

When the officer approached the woman, he noticed an unrestrained dog nearby, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement.

"As the officer called out to the woman repeatedly concerning her welfare, the dog began to run towards the officer while barking. The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm," police said. "The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured."
Brooks was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Preliminary information shows she was struck by gunfire from the officer, according to the police.

The Arlington Police Department is carrying out both a criminal and an administrative investigation, Johnson said.

A police body-worn camera captured the incident and the footage will be used in the investigation, authorities said.

The dog is in quarantine at the Arlington Animal Shelter, Johnson said. Police are looking into reports that the animal may have been grazed by a bullet.

Arlington is west of Dallas and has a population of about 365,000

He needs more practice.
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Old Today, 08:39 AM
 
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Oh boy is he gonna get it; the dreaded paid administrative leave and desk duty
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Old Today, 08:41 AM
 
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Well at least the dog is ok!!!
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Old Today, 08:43 AM
 
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There are stories like this all the time. Cop shoots partner by mistake. Cop shoots innocent bystander by mistake. Cop kills a man because he thought he pulled out his taser but it was his gun....by mistake.

Don't they go to the practice range or were all these dopes hired by mistake?
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Old Today, 08:46 AM
 
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Oh boy is he gonna get it; the dreaded paid administrative leave and desk duty
Followed by the whitewash from the PD "investigation" and the local prosecutors declaring there's no cause for action, and the cop returning to the street, his pension and benefits safe from harm.

To bad about the woman he killed, but oh, well. No biggie. Stuff happens.
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Old Today, 08:47 AM
 
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Followed by the whitewash from the PD "investigation" and the local prosecutors declaring there's no cause for action, and the cop returning to the street, his pension and benefits safe from harm.

To bad about the woman he killed, but oh, well. No biggie. Stuff happens.
Hey tell us about the shootings you were involved in!!
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Hey tell us about the shootings you were involved in!!
Why should they when there so many other real world examples?
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
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Hey tell us about the shootings you were involved in!!
Well mine were in combat.
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