Cop Investigating Burglary Report Kills Dog at Wrong Address

30 Apr 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cop didn’t have to kill our dog, Wyckoff family says.

A police officer investigating a report of a home burglary in northern New Jersey mistakenly went to the wrong address and ended up killing a family’s dog. WYCKOFF — Igor Vukobratovic came back from a trip to the mall Wednesday with cousins visiting from out of the country and saw police cars surrounding his house. No one answered at the front door, so the patrolman went around the back, entered through an unlocked gate and spotted an open window, Fox told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. Witnesses, however, are claiming the officer shot Otto from a few feet away in the chest, then “approache[d] the dog at close range and fire[d] a bullet through his back” after neighbors tried to tell him that Igor and Olga Vukobratovic’s home was the wrong house. “On April 29 at 3:45pm, Wyckoff Police received a call of a possible burglary at 621 Lawlins Road. Otto barks when anyone knocks on the door; when the mailman opens the mailbox, the family said in an interview, just hours after their family dog was pronounced dead.

He fired his gun at the dog four times to get him to release and two bullets struck the dog. “Today, Igor & Olga Vuko’s beloved German Shepard Otto was shot and killed by the Wyckoff police due to absolute negligence and excessive force. – Officer then calls Animal Control for a muzzle and restraint due to him being “aggressive.” Igor arrives on the scene, by coincidence, finding multiple patrol cars outside his home, and officers tell him, “There was a burglary in the area.

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