(via newsone.com) – A case in the city of Hawthorne in Los Angeles County, Calif., has developed rapidly after video of police shooting and killing a dog owned by a man they were arresting made it to YouTube.
Leon Rosby, 52, tells the Daily Breeze that the cops killed his Rottweiler, Max, in cold blood. “There was no way Max should have died like that,” Rosby said. “Max was only protecting his master. He was trying to stop them from beating on me.”
Rosby alleges that after getting too close to a SWAT standoff happening in the neighborhood, police arrested him for obstructing justice. The shooting of Max happened on Sunday, after police were in the area to take down a gunman who had robbed two people inside a nearby home. Several bystanders were also videotaping the standoff, when Rosby pulled up in his rented vehicle with Max playing loud music.
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Watch video of officer shooting Rosby’s dog (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT):