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  • #31
    Originally posted by kcpd2528 View Post
    1.) I also kicked my neighbor's lab in the head when it attacked my dog, and have had a co-worker/neighbor's lab charge us while walking. Dogs are dogs.

    2.) Considering that this woman raised the kind of child to have a no-knock search warrant served on her house and she probably didn't do any better with her pet, I have a hard time believing her side of the story.
    1.) Strange dogs scare the f out of me, I had a bad experience with a strange dog as a kid for a school function and have hated them ever since (unless I have a chance to get to know them).

    2.) Makes you kinda wonder huh? As others have said, more info. is needed in this situation, but if a police officer has to fire his weapon, then I'm pretty sure that the circumstances put in the news were a little..."tweaked" perhaps?

    This reminds me of that animal control lady that was dispatched to that old fart's home where the old fart told her dog to "sick her." After I shot the dog, the old bat would be next.
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    • #32
      Shame about the dog. If the woman wanted sympathy, she should have filed the paperwork sooner and asked for less. $250K for a dog is ridiculous...I know you hard core animal lovers will disagree, but it's my opinion. There's never pleasing everyone...they were serving a no-knock warrant.

      Side Note: My black lab would bite strangers...and quick.

      I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.


      • #33
        If it's within the statue of limitations , pay her. She will get something. It was wrong to kill a family pet.
        The dog hears a noise it goes to investigate and probably before the poor owners can figure out what is going on, their dog is dead. Pay them. This was handled very poorly.
        A no knock warrant, they see the dog, the dog is excited, possibly jumping ..tear gas comes to my mind, perhaps a tazer anything but a bullet. Now if it's a charging , snarling pitbull or rotweiler ( remember, you are behind the screen door, you have protection) and you cannot get away, yes take the dog out.
        This comes down to bad community relations. Police came served warrant, killed dog, bad guy not even there.
        I don't know why they did not do anything sooner. Maybe the solicitor was dragging his/her heels but for 4 years???
        Better settle with this woman now. If it goes to trial she could get more.


        • #34
          Originally posted by nebraska_deputy View Post
          I'm not 100% sure what our statute of limitations are on civil claims. Maybe when I get to work tonight I'll pull out the book. Such as everyone said they may be entited to some money, but not what they are asking for. What's a pure breed lab run about these days? Maybe $1,000 or so, and I'm sure the dog they had wasn't even that.
          Originally posted by nebraska_deputy View Post
          Here's what I was able to find in my little Blue LexisNexis

          Section 25-201

          Civil actions; when commenced.

          A civil action shall be commenced only within the time prescribed in this chapter, after the cause of action has accrued. Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter, when an action has been stayed by any court of competent jurisdiction or by statute, such action shall be commenced within the longer of (1) the time prescribed in this chapter, after the cause of action has accrued, or (2) one year after the date the stay is no longer in effect.

          Section 25-212 Revised Statutes Chapter 25
          Actions not specified.

          An action for relief not hereinbefore provided for can only be brought within four years after the cause of action shall have accrued.
          This is a federal Section 1983 suit, for which this is no statute of limitations. I hate to say it, but Nebraska's civil statutes don't mean diddly squat in this case.

          "His owner, Colleen M. Carroll, on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the city and two police officers of violating her Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure as a property and pet owner."
          Last edited by equinox137; 09-10-2008, 11:22 PM.
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