Arkansas officers cleared in dog’s shooting death

August 27, 2018

HIGGINSON, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors have found no criminal conduct concerning an Arkansas police chief who killed a family’s pet.

The Daily Citizen reports that a prosecutor issued a letter to the White County Sheriff’s Office after reviewing last month’s fatal shooting of a Labrador retriever named McCoy. The prosecutor says the shooting is “tragic,” but that there’s no evidence of criminal conduct by Kensett Police Chief John Pollard.

Police received a call July 9 from the Usery family in Higginson that their dog was being chased by another dog, later identified as McCoy. Police say the dog was shot between the eyes after McCoy reportedly lunged at Pollard, who was trying to calm the dog down.

McCoy’s owner, Sarah Meyer, says she’s upset the officer shot him instead of calling her family or animal control.


Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/

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