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Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:13 PM

Bodycam video shows Kansas officer firing on dog, injuring little girl

From https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bodycam-video-shows-kansas-officer-firing-on-dog-injuring-little-girl/

Bodycam video shows Kansas officer firing on dog, injuring little girl

By CRIMESIDER STAFF CBS NEWS June 22, 2018, 12:11 PM
Last Updated Jun 22, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. - The Sedgwick County District Attorney Thursday released body cam footage to the Wichita Eagle, showing a now-former Wichita police officer firing at family dog and injuring a child, reports CBS affiliate KWCH. Police said officer Dexter Betts was responding to a domestic dispute and suicidal call on Dec. 30, 2017, when he fired two shots at a dog he reportedly believed was charging at him.

According to the Wichita Eagle, the dog was a 35-to-40-pound English bull terrier.

Betts missed the dog, but a bullet fragment ricocheted and struck a girl sitting right behind the animal in the forehead, just above her right eye. The Eagle reports that fragments of the bullets also hit the dog.

In the video, an officer can be heard saying, "We got a dog inside here, too," with a slight laugh, just a moment before Betts opens fire in the living room where, according to the Wichita Eagle, there were four children.

The girl who was struck was treated at a local hospital and released.



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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:43 PM

1. Stupid

He tried to kill these kids' dog right in front of them. I can tell you, if a stranger walked in my house unannounced, he would have 3 very large white dogs he'd say were charging him, when they were just doing their jobs. They wouldn't attack, but they would definitely surround him and bark their heads off.

This dog is just barking a warning.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:13 PM

3. Yes..discharging a weapon

with innocents in the line of fire equals....ill trained cop

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:13 PM

2. They waited a goodbye minute to call an ambulance for that little girl- wasting time talking about

 

How the officer was fine. WTF. And then him getting his partner to say he didnít see the kid either? Assholes.

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