Saturday, June 20, 2015


A Cleveland, Mississippi cop shot a family dog on a leash.   The <i>Cleveland Currant</i> reported on Facebook:

For most every pet owner, an animal is more than just a furry friend. They become an integral member of their family. When a pet dies, it is a traumatic experience, but imagine if a family pet was shot. Imagine if that animal was shot multiple times and not killed.

Tyler Muzzi and his family experienced just that last Friday. Miller, a one-and-a half-year-old lab, was shot by Cleveland Police Investigator Greg Perkins.

Muzzi was only trying to be a Good Samaritan when he called his next-door neighbor to inform him that a suspicious person was lurking around his house.

“It was around 1:15 p.m. last Friday,” Muzzi said. “I work on Friday nights, so I was home that afternoon getting ready to go in.

“We live on a dead-end road, so we all know who should be in the neighborhood and who shouldn’t,” he added.

After looking around outside as inconspicuously as he could, Muzzi determined that his neighbor needed to know what was going on. From there, the neighbor called the police as Muzzi kept an eye out.

When officers arrived, they searched the area and the entire time his dog Miller was present, on a line.

“We do not have a fenced in backyard, so we keep Miller on a line when we are home and he needs to go out,” said Muzzi. 

Then things went bad for the family and its dog. 

Officers were around Miller during the entire search for — and arrest of — the suspect.
“They saw him, knew he was there, and never asked me to put him up,” Muzzi said.

It was after the suspect was in custody that Muzzi went back indoors, knowing everything had been handled. The front curtains were open and Muzzi watched as the plain-clothed investigator walked up.

Muzzi said he then heard the shots. He first thought they had shot the suspect. When he went outside, he found out that it was his dog.

He ran back inside to grab blankets and call the vet’s office to tell them he was on his way with a dog that had been shot. Back outside, officers were 10 feet away from the dog when Muzzi made it to the backyard. No one helped him with his dog. The animal control officer drove up and helped Muzzi load Miller.

Muzzi said at that point he didn’t know who had shot his dog until the investigator came up to his car and apologized.

“He said my dog tried to attack him on the line and was vicious,” Muzzi said. “I repeated over and over that I didn’t understand. He was attached to a line. He said he didn’t see the line when he saw Miller, he said Miller was rushing towards him.”  Rest of article.

Kingfish note: What will happen to cop? Fine? Slap on the wrist?  Nothing?  ________ needs to pay.  Thug cops gonna thug cop.  This particular officer was a thug cop. 


Anonymous said...

To make it worse, the police offered to buy the family another dog, as if that would make it all better. In my opinion, the officer that did the shooting should have to spend at least a year cleaning the kennels at a shelter, and not allowed to be anywhere near a firearm. However, I doubt if anything will happen to him.

Anonymous said...

When will people learn? Cops love to shoot their guns -- don't give them a target. Don't let them see your dog, your kid, your spouse, or anything you don't want full of holes. Maybe you'll get justice in court (or maybe not) but it won't bring back a loved one.

Treat cops like you would a venomous snake or an angry grizzly bear. Don't make any sudden moves or loud noises that might alarm the cop. Don't approach the cop. Don't try to reason with the cop. Avoid any unnecessary interaction with the cop, because you cannot predict what the cop might take as provocation and justification to fire his gun at something.

Anonymous said...

Bert case took on a pit bull with a clip board. Evidently a lot of cops have an unnatural fear of dogs. This happens way too often

Man's Best Friend said...

The dog was restrained on a leash-run in his own yard. Slow on the uptake, Kingfish. This happened over a week ago.

Anonymous said... a law enforcement officer of 40 years, you can kiss my a$$. That being said if you were being assaulted or broken into, I would still come and try to save your sorry a$$.

Anonymous said...

1:20, at a min of 60 years of age..what the hell are you going to do to a criminal? Whack them over the head with your Geritol bottle? The police in the USA killed more US citizens in MAY, 2015, than have been killed by the police in the UK and AU combined in 100 years. Police and their cowardly "shoot first" actions have to be brought under control.You can bet they are about to. Obama admin just took back most of the surplus arms the police were given. About time. They run around all strapped up looking like Robo Cop. Grow up and get a real job!

Anonymous said...

2:04 PM, that was Super Bert! Not a cop with no spine with a shoot 1st ask questions later attitude.

Anonymous said...

Are there PICTURES of these so-called "officers"? Names, maybe?

I suspect that the would-be burglar was a protected member of the local 'Criminal Food Chain'. Shooting the dog may have been punishment, and a warning, against Muzzi, for reporting the suspicious person.

Maybe the implicit message was, "This is what happens to snitches. Next time, it'll be worse."

I've lived in Canton, New Orleans, and Jackson (and am glad to be gone from those hellholes). In all three cities, you learned, pretty fast, not to BOTHER the police. Maybe Cleveland is like that, now?

someoneinnorthms said...

Last time I was arrested it was because I wasn't moving enough. Trust me--cops will come up with any excuse to arrest (or shoot) at anytime. And they will get away with it.

Not a blogger said...

I'm from the Delta and know the wife through mutual times; I've heard (and read) that the owner asked the officers if he needed to put his dog up, and they said the dog wasn't a problem. I don't see that reported here, but I think that's true. That's what I thought was pretty terrible.

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:57 (that's ironic), 1:20 here.

I'd prefer you stay at the precinct, actually. I'm well armed and ready to defend my home and family, and I'd prefer to avoid the SWAT team bumrushing my front door and "accidentally" shooting my wife, my child, my dog, or myself in an effort to "save" me. Feel free to show up afterward, guns holstered, to write your reports.

I Applaud The Police said...

I'm appalled at the number of people who have drunk the 'hate the cops' Kool Aid. While there are no doubt a very few who ought to be in other jobs, or incarcerated, I'm going to suggest that 96% are true to their profession and their oath to protect and serve. You jerks who believe you can't trust a cop or ought to avoid one at all costs are delusional and have been misled by the same types who race-bait for a living, suggesting that white people should be hated by black people. No difference.

Anonymous said...

Bert Case defended himself from an attacking pit bull with a clip board. Why has shooting the animal suddenly become the first option?

Anonymous said...

The fury! The agility!The fearless defense! The man, the myth, the legend.. BURT CASE AND THE DOG ATTACK!

Anonymous said...

"I applaud the police" --

When our police return to being peace officers instead of paramilitary urban tactical gear soldiers, I'll be more willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Until then, I'll consider every cop I meet to be a potential danger to myself and my family until proven trustworthy.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:32 - when cops speak out against thugs in uniform, THEN there will be such things as "good cops."

Until then, you are all a menace. You either commit crimes, or cover up for those who do.

Anonymous said...

10:32/Applaud the police,

You are right that 96% of cops try to do a good job. The problem is the other 4%.

There are roughly 800,000 cops in the U.S.

By your 96%, that's 768,000 that try to do a good job (but won't rat on a fellow cop) and 32,000 that are thugs, idiots, racists and/or just plain p**sies that are doing an incredible amount of damage.

Those 32,000 are the ones beating up and shooting unarmed kids (mostly black kids), shooting dogs for no good reason, sexually assaulting women, stealing on the job, planting drugs on people who mouth off to them etc etc.

If there was a biker gang, street gang, white supremacist, or terrorist group with 32,000 heavily armed criminals running amok, people would be incensed. But thats what we have until cops and prosecutors wise up and run the bad apples out.

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