#California Hawthorn Police Don't most serial killers start out by harming animals??? Next it's your child!! #Cal. Police Cop Blames Dead Dog On Owner In Strange Facebook Rant
A California police officer reportedly from the same department as the cop who fatally shot a man’s dog this week, defended the officer’s actions by blaming the dog’s death on its owner in a strange Facebook post Wednesday.
Last Sunday, 52-year-old Leon Rosby was arrested while trying to film an armed robbery SWAT barricade in Hawthorne, California, in what he says was an attempt to keep the police accountable.
“They had asked me why am I there and I said I was filming them so that no one’s civil rights were being violated,” said Rosby to NBC4.
Officers claimed Rosby was disturbing the active crime scene by filming and playing music too loud from his vehicle which was parked half a block away on a side street.
A bystander recording cell phone video captured police ordering Rosby to put his dog in his car. Rosby placed his Rottweiler in the backseat and immediately approached police while putting his hands behind his back, following police orders.
As police began handcuffing Rosby, his dog Max jumped out of the car’s window and approached police. One officer then fired four shots at Max as he jumped towards them, killing the animal on the spot.