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Leon Rosby of Hawthorne, Calif. was taking video of police officers after they barricaded a house in his neighborhood.

But that action caught the attention of the officers. That’s when Rosby, who was walking his Rottweiler, started to ask the cops why there were no black officers present.

What happened next is unbelievable.

As Rosby walked back to his car, the officers approached him. He put his dog in the car and voluntarily put his hands behind his back to be arrested. But as he was being handcuffed, his agitated dog started barking and jumped out of the car.

As the dog approached the officers, one pulled out a firearm and shot the dog several times in broad daylight.

Several bystanders can be heard gasping and screaming, but police said that they had no choice but to shoot the dog.

“It looks like the officer tried to reach down and grab the leash, and then the dog lunges in the direction of him and the other officers there,” Hawthorne police Lt. Scott Swain said to the Daily Breeze. “And I know it’s the dog’s master, and more than likely not going to attack him, (but) we’ve got a guy handcuffed that’s kind of defenseless. We have a duty to defend him, too.”

Rosby is planning to file a lawsuit against the Hawthorne Police Department.

But for now it seems that no officers will be charged with the dog’s death. 

SOURCE: HuffingtonPost | YouTube

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