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Old 06-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Adam Arroyo has lived in his Breckenridge apartment for three years but has never experienced a day like this past Monday; when police busted down his door in search of drugs, shooting and killing his dog in the process.
"She's over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here," Arroyo explained as he showed Eyewitness cameras where his pit bull mix Cindy had been shot.

"She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason."
When Arroyo returned home Monday evening he found his apartment torn apart, door busted down and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall.
He also found a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment.
The suspect named in the warrant was described as a black male and was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack.
Arroyo is Hispanic and lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, which has a completely separate entrance and is clearly marked on his mail box.
Reporter: "You have never used or sold drugs in this apartment?" Arroyo: "Never. Never. I don't do drugs. I'm a United States veteran. I work everyday. I'm just trying to live my life."
Arroyo is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and plans to join the National Guard. This incident, however has left him heart-broken and angry.
"For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog... It wasn't that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog," said Arroyo, beginning to tear up.
"That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn't have to do that, you know. They didn't have to do that."
Arroyo now has to pay to have Cindy cremated. He also had to repair his door at his own cost and has had to miss work.
He plans now to press charges against the City of Buffalo.
Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the case, but that police believe they had the proper address.
He also says detectives "don't believe the dog was chained or leashed" when they executed the raid. Adding that if any wrong doing is found in the investigation that officers will face consequences.
DeGeorge could not comment on whether officers found any drugs inside the apartment.


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Old 06-06-2013, 09:33 AM
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I can't see the video so here's a link to it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdnUH...layer_embedded
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:15 PM
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I'm not one of these crazy conspiracy theorists by any means, but the more I think about it, the more I'm beginning to think there's more to why cops shoot dogs in cases like these. Part of me thinks it's a superiority complex. Like saying "look what I can do, and there's nothing YOU can do about it. I'm the bigger man, so respect me!" Otherwise, why would you kill someone's dog if it wasn't a life or death situation? Defend yourself, yes, but there are other means of self defense that don't involve killing.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:39 PM
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I'm sure that's the case in some cases, in others i'm sure it's warranted and in most of them, we never get enough info to know the truth. I feel really badly for the guy. It's never easy losing a dog. But really I know nothing about it and neither does anybody else not there.

Criminals are never guilty, just ask them. Maybe he is just a hard working guy trying to mind his own business and the police got the wrong house. Maybe they didn't, we only have his word and I'm not taking that as fact.

Then we have the issue of the dog. I can't say i've ever had to deal with any with deadly means, but i'm not busting into drug dens where the people on the other side usually want to hurt me with guns, dogs, bats whatever. But I can't say i know anybody that leaves their dog at home "tied" up in a kitchen. A crate? yeah, an x-pen? Yeah, some sort of barrier? yeah, but tied up? To what? a kitchen table? The fridge? that just sounds odd to me. But again, I really know nothing of what really happened.

Either way, a dog is dead, and that sucks.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:54 PM
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:08 PM
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And the war on drugs continues.......failing miserably and hurting a lot of innocents (or barely guilties) in the process
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Then we have the issue of the dog. I can't say i've ever had to deal with any with deadly means, but i'm not busting into drug dens where the people on the other side usually want to hurt me with guns, dogs, bats whatever. But I can't say i know anybody that leaves their dog at home "tied" up in a kitchen. A crate? yeah, an x-pen? Yeah, some sort of barrier? yeah, but tied up? To what? a kitchen table? The fridge? that just sounds odd to me. But again, I really know nothing of what really happened.

Either way, a dog is dead, and that sucks.
I do know people (via internet, not in person) who use a tie-down in the house rather than a crate, usually because the dog is more comfortable with it.

I'm really, really sick of the police shooting people's pets.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:57 PM
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Honestly, even if the dog wasn't tied! What difference does that make? Break the door down on a great many homes and dog/s may get a tad upset... Get someone there with training to catch the dog with a catch pole or something... or sedate it, something....

Not to mention that many shots in an apartment building just seems like an awful idea...

And make darn sure you have the right place! I can't even imagine how I'd feel in his shoes...

I just can't get my head around it...
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:21 PM
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If we want to debate the drug war, that's entirely different. My quick opinion, it's largely a waste, they better be **** sure what they're breaking up and only used for larger type things, but of course they don't get the larger ones without catching some smaller fish first, so what's the right answer???

anyway, do you really believe the dog catcher should be sent in first into busting a drug house? how many dead dog catchers will it take before they change that policy?

If this guys story is true, I really feel for him and his situation. I've lost dogs under much less tragic circumstances and it hurts for a long time. But we don't know anything at this point. It's a "he" said thing and criminals say lots of things. Most of all, they are all innocent. Like I said earlier, just ask them they'll tell you how wronged they've been in life and they never do anything wrong many are very convincing too.

If it's not and they did have the right house, i'm not going to get to upset about cops protecting themselves. They die too you know. Spend time subduing a dog and containing it and the guy hiding in the bathroom shoots you. Your wife and kids don't see you alive again. Great story.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:44 PM
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No... Not send the dog catcher in, but surely there is K9 trained officers in most departments? Or train these guys how to use a catch pole? Something....

And yes, criminals lie.... But we dont know this guy is a criminal, he could be just as he says an innocent victim of a screw up... cops screw up too....

I am not a nut who values a dog over an officers life... But good god, be freakin nice if you lived in a bad area not to worry about your safely contained dog being shot to death when cops bust down the wrong door...
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