10/01/2010

Calif. cops kill family dog during false burglary alarm

The shooting occurred just a few months after the Oakland police chief called for a review of police procedures following the controversial police shooting of a young deer

By Carolyn Jones
The San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mary Kate Hallock arrived at her Oakland hills home after running errands Tuesday and found a blue note fluttering on her front door.

"Oakland police responded to your residence to investigate a burglar alarm," the handwritten note read. "While circling the rear perimeter, lab advanced on officers in a threatening manner before being shot and killed."

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