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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   It's summertime, so please remember your dog is at risk of dying of heat stroke if you leave it in the car, Officer Dumbass   (ajc.com) divider line 121
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2013-06-19 08:51:24 AM
Just a reminder.

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2013-06-19 09:11:04 AM
I'm Spartacus!
 
2013-06-19 09:28:29 AM
What are the chances the 9-year veteran who has had 2 dogs (only this one died) had left the dog in the car with the AC on, but for whatever reason, the car stalled out or the AC failed...
 
2013-06-19 10:45:45 AM
This just in: car AC systems are not a reliable form of life support.
 
2013-06-19 10:46:07 AM
So, is he going to be charged with manslaughter/harming an officer?

'Cause that's kind of waht they do to folks that injure police dogs.
 
2013-06-19 10:48:16 AM
so will he face charges?  if a robber or somebody being chased by police kills a police dog, they consider it a federal felony killing of a peace officer.  will this officer be charged for killing one of his own?  does he get federally charged?
 
2013-06-19 10:48:40 AM
TFA said they had not yet released the officer's name.  If this were a citizen, the name would be in the headline along with badly-lit mug shot of the dog killer.
/Cops protect cops.
 
2013-06-19 10:48:55 AM

Felgraf: So, is he going to be charged with manslaughter/harming an officer?

'Cause that's kind of waht they do to folks that injure police dogs.


great minds...
 
2013-06-19 10:49:44 AM
they won't even release his name let alone charge him, you all are such sweet kids!

*puffs cigar*
 
2013-06-19 10:51:15 AM
I thought most K-9 units had bars over the rear windows so they could leave them down and not worry about the dog getting out.
 
2013-06-19 10:52:24 AM
What a way to go.... must have been ruff....
 
2013-06-19 10:52:28 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I thought most K-9 units had bars over the rear windows so they could leave them down and not worry about the dog getting out.


Most of the cops around me seem to always leave the car running with the AC on
 
2013-06-19 10:52:29 AM

JMan245: Felgraf: So, is he going to be charged with manslaughter/harming an officer?

'Cause that's kind of waht they do to folks that injure police dogs.

great minds...


Can we just lock him in a car in the Georgia summer sun for 10 days with no food or water, if he survives he gets off.
 
2013-06-19 10:52:38 AM
To protect and serve.
 
2013-06-19 10:53:18 AM

JMan245: so will he face charges? if a robber or somebody being chased by police kills a police dog, they consider it a federal felony killing of a peace officer. will this officer be charged for killing one of his own? does he get federally charged?


You do something slightly illegal: Prosecution to the fullest extent of the law

Cop does something HIGHLY illegal: Cleared by civilian review board and resumes duties after a month of paid leave.

If you ran away from that dog during a minor marijuana possession bust and someone else ran him over with their car while he was in pursuit, you'd be looking at 20 to life for murder 2 on a "cop."

Agonizing death by slow cooking by his supposed best buddy?  Probably no punishment.
 
2013-06-19 10:53:19 AM
Put that dumb farking cop in a hot car until 9PM. What a f*ckwad!
 
2013-06-19 10:53:40 AM

Tom_Slick: JMan245: Felgraf: So, is he going to be charged with manslaughter/harming an officer?

'Cause that's kind of waht they do to folks that injure police dogs.

great minds...

Can we just lock him in a car in the Georgia summer sun for 10 days with no food or water, if he survives he gets off.


Dude, if that's your thing...
 
2013-06-19 10:54:13 AM
My money is on him returning to his old mall security job within two weeks.
 
2013-06-19 10:54:48 AM
I say let him keep his job, don't charge him criminally.  Its not like he assaulted the animal.  Demote him and drum him out of the k-9, and charge him for the cost of the dog.  I believe a fully trained k-9 costs about $10,000.
 
2013-06-19 10:55:10 AM
The K9 units around here seem to have a special vent installed that keeps the car temp from going above unsafe levels. I'm guessing they didn't have it or it failed.
 
2013-06-19 10:55:19 AM

Tom_Slick: JMan245: Felgraf: So, is he going to be charged with manslaughter/harming an officer?

'Cause that's kind of waht they do to folks that injure police dogs.

great minds...

Can we just lock him in a car in the Georgia summer sun for 10 days with no food or water, if he survives he gets off.


That's a very creative and fitting trial.  I like it.
 
2013-06-19 10:56:14 AM
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2013-06-19 10:56:30 AM

rkiller1: TFA said they had not yet released the officer's name.


His name is Chad Berry. I work in Woodstock and the local Atlanta stations had his name on every broadcast last night. This is a clear-cut case of abuse, and I hope he's charged with animal cruelty and the fullest extent of the law the same way any other person would be.
 
GBB
2013-06-19 10:58:00 AM

blatz514: To protect and serve.


I like that better than "to protect OR serve"
 
2013-06-19 10:59:00 AM

missmez: I say let him keep his job, don't charge him criminally.  Its not like he assaulted the animal.  Demote him and drum him out of the k-9, and charge him for the cost of the dog.  I believe a fully trained k-9 costs about $10,000.


They have to be worth more than that.
 
2013-06-19 10:59:03 AM

sailorman_glh: rkiller1: TFA said they had not yet released the officer's name.

His name is Chad Berry. I work in Woodstock and the local Atlanta stations had his name on every broadcast last night. This is a clear-cut case of abuse, and I hope he's charged with animal cruelty and the fullest extent of the law the same way any other person would be.


Thanks I saw this on the news last night so I didn't RTFA, I should have known the AJC would wimp out.

For those who want more details: (WARNING AUTOPLAY VIDEO)

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/296026/40/Police-K9-dies-after-b ei ng-left-in-patrol-car
 
2013-06-19 11:01:10 AM
In the summertime
when it's hot outside
leave the dog in the car
and have it's brain get fried
in the summertime
while your cooling off and drinking lemon-aid inside.

/apologies to mungo jerry
 
2013-06-19 11:02:06 AM
This is why I always leave my dog in a cage on the roof. M Romney.
 
2013-06-19 11:02:10 AM
Show his picture and release hos name. I know this woman who left her dog in the car with the window cracked for 10 minutes in 90 degree heat (stupid) but nothing happened. The local paper shamed her after police released her name to "educate" the public.
 
2013-06-19 11:03:21 AM
oh Venkman.....Venkman I'm sorry
 
2013-06-19 11:03:31 AM

xanadian: What are the chances the 9-year veteran who has had 2 dogs (only this one died) had left the dog in the car with the AC on, but for whatever reason, the car stalled out or the AC failed...


Russ1642: This just in: car AC systems are not a reliable form of life support.


FTFA:  Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside the patrol car around 9 p.m. Monday at the officer's Pickens County home

I'm much more sympathetic if the officer is on a call & left the dog in the car w/the AC on and the AC failed.  Still stupid to expect the AC to continue running for however long but at least I can understand that.  But he parked the cruiser outside his house, where the dog lived, and left it out there.  Sorry, no sympathy there.  He probably figured he'd run into the house and be back in a second & got distracted.  No excuse for that.
 
2013-06-19 11:03:32 AM
sailorman_glh
rkiller1: TFA said they had not yet released the officer's name.

His name is Chad Berry. I work in Woodstock and the local Atlanta stations had his name on every broadcast last night. This is a clear-cut case of abuse, and I hope he's charged with animal cruelty and the fullest extent of the law the same way any other person would be.


Title 16. Crimes and Offenses. Chapter 12. Offenses Against Public Health and Morals. Article 1. General Provisions.

§ 16-12-4. Cruelty to animals
A person commits the offense of cruelty to animals when he or she causes death or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering to any animal by an act, an omission, or willful neglect. Any person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


SO maybe he'd get a fine. I think the better punishment is not letting him be a K-9 officer any more.
 
2013-06-19 11:04:36 AM

I_ROUTE: Put that dumb farking cop in a hot car until 9PM. What a f*ckwad!


This, OH this.  How the hell does an officer do this?  I can see running away after a suspect and getting waylaid back to the patrol car, but at home after shift?   WTF.
 
2013-06-19 11:05:06 AM
I'm no cop defender... and I love me some dogs... but there is something weird going on here. I'm not ready to crucify the guy until I know why the dog died.

I'm significantly more pissed off about the dumbass linked at the end of the article that is not currently rotting in a cell.
 
2013-06-19 11:06:14 AM
At the end of May, some friends and I went to the Renaissance Festival outside of Atlanta. Hot day, and it was about 90 degrees when we left. Just as we're about to get into our car, we hear a dog whimpering. Yup, some dickbags had brought their dog and left it in their van with the windows barely cracked.

Because they parked near us, we figured that they got to the festival around the same time we did (the festival people direct traffic into unmarked spaces, with each new car moving further and further out into the field). We'd been there about five hours.

We got the cop that was at the festival......who said he could do absolutely nothing unless the dog was "clearly in distress." We left pissed as hell. The dog was panting heavily and constantly whimpering. I guess "distress" to the fatass in uniform meant "dead."
 
2013-06-19 11:06:56 AM
K9 Officer left his dog in the squad car at my local Publix.
I called 911.
Another officer showed up about 5 minutes later.
When I made the call I did not tell them it was an officer who locked the dog in the car.
THAT WAS SOME FUN shiat TO WATCH WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THE PUBLIX!!!
 
2013-06-19 11:07:01 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I'm no cop defender... and I love me some dogs... but there is something weird going on here. I'm not ready to crucify the guy until I know why the dog died.

I'm significantly more pissed off about the dumbass linked at the end of the article that is not currently rotting in a cell.


Scratch that... found another article. Lock this farker up too.
 
2013-06-19 11:08:11 AM
The animal's handler, whose name was not released
The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay


Must be nice. Anyone else would be arrested immediately.
 
2013-06-19 11:08:17 AM

xanadian: What are the chances the 9-year veteran who has had 2 dogs (only this one died) had left the dog in the car with the AC on, but for whatever reason, the car stalled out or the AC failed...


He should have left the dog with the AC running.  That's fine.  Cop cars typically get replaced three years, and they are regularly inspected to assure they are in top running condition.  Cab companies love buying old cop cars, because they can get them cheap, and they usually run good for several more years.  Cop's routinely leave their dogs in their cars, while working and that's not the problem here.

The dog was found dead in the officers car, which had been parked for several hours in front of the officers home.  That right there is the problem.  The dog should have been removed upon arriving home, and transferred to its kennel.  This is a huge problem, and probably a career killer for the officer involved, who could still face charges.  Of course by the time the charges and official termination come, sometime next week, we will have moved on, most of us assuming that the cops are covering this up.  There will be a followup in the local paper, but it will be a blurb, as the news cycle has already moved onto the next outrage.
 
2013-06-19 11:08:58 AM

junglegoddess: At the end of May, some friends and I went to the Renaissance Festival outside of Atlanta. Hot day, and it was about 90 degrees when we left. Just as we're about to get into our car, we hear a dog whimpering. Yup, some dickbags had brought their dog and left it in their van with the windows barely cracked.

Because they parked near us, we figured that they got to the festival around the same time we did (the festival people direct traffic into unmarked spaces, with each new car moving further and further out into the field). We'd been there about five hours.

We got the cop that was at the festival......who said he could do absolutely nothing unless the dog was "clearly in distress." We left pissed as hell. The dog was panting heavily and constantly whimpering. I guess "distress" to the fatass in uniform meant "dead."


Break their window and take the dog, they deserve the broken window and don't deserve a dog's love and companionship.

/Love my dog, but she stays home where she is safe not locked in a hot car.
 
2013-06-19 11:09:43 AM
He should be charged with negligent homicide....but he won't.
 
2013-06-19 11:10:32 AM

MadMonk: He should be charged with negligent homicide of a police officer....but he won't.


Forgot part of that
 
2013-06-19 11:12:00 AM
he should kill himself
 
2013-06-19 11:13:29 AM

Dirtybird971: Any person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


Punishable by up to a $1000 fine and up to a year in jail. We know it won't be there, but it should be.

Dirtybird971: I think the better punishment is not letting him be a K-9 officer any more.


Couldn't agree more...it not firing him for his negligence. K9s are expensive!

Oh, and here's the department's facebook page asking for no negative comments: https://www.facebook.com/wpdga
 
2013-06-19 11:14:10 AM
The single biggest waste of gas in the US is every police dept's insistence that their cars be running every second of every day.
Out of their vehicle writing up an accident, car is running -
Inside a restaurant eating lunch, car is running -
Inside a convenience store hitting on the clerk, car is running -
Writing up a ticket, car is running -
Inside somewhere taking a shiat, car is running -
 
2013-06-19 11:15:55 AM

sailorman_glh: Couldn't agree more...it not firing him for his negligence. K9s are expensive!


Not to mention the years of training.
 
2013-06-19 11:16:31 AM

Tom_Slick: junglegoddess: At the end of May, some friends and I went to the Renaissance Festival outside of Atlanta. Hot day, and it was about 90 degrees when we left. Just as we're about to get into our car, we hear a dog whimpering. Yup, some dickbags had brought their dog and left it in their van with the windows barely cracked.

Because they parked near us, we figured that they got to the festival around the same time we did (the festival people direct traffic into unmarked spaces, with each new car moving further and further out into the field). We'd been there about five hours.

We got the cop that was at the festival......who said he could do absolutely nothing unless the dog was "clearly in distress." We left pissed as hell. The dog was panting heavily and constantly whimpering. I guess "distress" to the fatass in uniform meant "dead."

Break their window and take the dog, they deserve the broken window and don't deserve a dog's love and companionship.

/Love my dog, but she stays home where she is safe not locked in a hot car.


Unfortunately the useless cop was standing next to the van and wouldn't leave until we drove off (he probably -- and rightfully so -- thought we might try breaking the window, but we foolishly thought the police would do something about the situation). Such a pity. These same asshats had a child seat in the backseat.

Some people don't deserve pets. I went home and gave my silly mutt some lavish petting that night.
 
2013-06-19 11:17:33 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I thought most K-9 units had bars over the rear windows so they could leave them down and not worry about the dog getting out.


On a hot day, even that's not enough.  Cars heat up FAST.  You have a dog in a metal box sitting in the GA sun for hours--it'll last a bit longer with the windows rolled down but it still gets farking HOT.

CSB:  I live in NJ & took the dog to the beach on Sunday--weather was sunny, upper 80s, no humidity.  Ran into a Starbucks to get an iced tea and left the dog in the car w/all the windows rolled down (she's a Great Dane, so there's no way she's going to fit through the window), parked right in front of the store where I could keep an eye on her.  The entire drink order took less than 5 minutes but, when I got back to the car, it was stifling.  There was absolutely no breeze blowing.  She wasn't in major distress but she was panting heavily.  I cranked up the AC & didn't roll up the windows again until it was blowing ice cold and she was okay within a few minutes, but I still felt like an asshole.

Don't leave your dog in the car.  If you have to make a stop w/the dog in the car, make it a drive-through.
 
2013-06-19 11:17:38 AM

MadMonk: He should be charged with negligent homicide....but he won't.


In many places killing a police dog carries the same charge as killing a human officer.  Guess this makes him a cop killer, too.
 
2013-06-19 11:18:04 AM

zepher: The single biggest waste of gas in the US is every police dept's insistence that their cars be running every second of every day.
Out of their vehicle writing up an accident, car is running -
Inside a restaurant eating lunch, car is running -
Inside a convenience store hitting on the clerk, car is running -
Writing up a ticket, car is running -
Inside somewhere taking a shiat, car is running -


Their radios don't work unless the car is running,  they have a repeater built into the trunk that will drain the car batteries in 30 minutes.  Some departments have installed extra batteries so they can shut their cars off.
 
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