Salt Lake City Police shot and killed Sean Kendall’s 3-year-old Weimeraner last week when they were searching for a missing child. When Kendall found out he rushed home and confronted the officers at the scene, the video above is of the altercation.
Kendall’s dog, named Geist, was shot in the head after officers entered his back yard in search for a child that had been reported missing. When Kendall arrived at the scene 15 minutes later he started recording his confrontation with the police.
“Which officer shot my dog? Please,” he asked the policemen standing in his yard.
According to the DailyCaller, a parent in the neighborhood had called to report their 3-year-old child missing earlier that day. The child was later found sleeping in the basement of their home.
“We were looking for a lost child,” one of the officers replied.
“And that gives you probable cause to enter a private residence without permission from the owner?” Kendall asked, then requested each officer’s name and badge number.
“He was threatened by the dog, and he shot the dog. That’s as simple as it gets,” another said.
“So backing up slowly and leaving the residence was not an option?” Kendall asked as he grew increasingly upset.
The officer who had shot his dog was no longer at the residence, however Kendall was able to get his name from those who were still there.
“I understand it wasn’t you personally,” he said, “but you guys killed my dog.”
“I’ve had this dog for three years. He was my best friend, and he was shot because an officer couldn’t back the f*ck up out of my house!”
“Is that against policy? Is that against training?” Kendall asked.
Kendall would the reference multiple cases across the nation in which officers have murdered family pets with little provocation. These cases have been deemed “puppycides” by those who are outraged.
The DailyCaller reports that Kendall met with city officials over the incident, and has requested that the officer who was responsible for the shooting be fired from his job.