I was exiting the Department of Public Works and was an eye witness to the immediate aftermath of one more example of Police callous indifference.
10 days ago the SFPD shot and killed a dog just three blocks away on Market Street.
Whether it’s SFPD or BART.. these cops are rogue.
SFPD, BART Police, Homeland Security, the Sheriffs were all there. Must have been at least 100 cops. The street was completely closed off.
Tax dollars being wasted.
Lead Photo – Mira Ingram
Three Photos above – Lee Heidhues
San Francisco Examiner 8.9.2019
The dog was wounded and taken for veterinary treatment. The severity of its injuries was not immediately clear.
BART police are conducting a use of force investigation and reviewing video of the incident, said BART spokesperson Anna Duckworth.
Duckworth described the dog, which was not on a leash, as a pit bull-type dog and said it “aggressively lunged toward” the officer.
Mira Ingram, who was nearby when the shooting happened, told the San Francisco Examiner she heard the gun shot. When she turned to look at what happened, the police officer was apparently standing about five to seven feet away from the dog.
Ingram could not verify if the dog was on a leash or unleashed.
Ingram said the owner of the dog looked “traumatized” and “shocked.” After the dog was shot, the owner held the dog in his hands for several minutes, Ingram said.
On social media, some witnesses have said the dog was on a leash. A video on Facebook shows a man scooping up the dog into his arms, with a leash visibly dangling from the dog’s collar. It is unclear, however, if anyone was holding that leash when the incident occurred.