Police officer ran over animal with cruiser intentionally

A police officer in Ohio was under investigation last month for an incident involving a possible rabid raccoon. A video emerged showing the officer running over the raccoon with his police cruiser intentionally. The officer made a judgment call, officials said, running over the animal instead of shooting it. The video also shows the cruiser coming back a second time to run the animal over again.

The local residents are calling for some sort of action to be taken against the officer as it was seen as inhumane and not his place to take the animal out. The Shelby Police Department will use the incident as an opportunity for the department to grow and learn, said thew police chief.

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Police officer under investigation for euthanizing raccoon with vehicle

An investigation into possible wrong-doing has been opened at an Ohio police department after social media video shows an officer running over a raccoon in a police cruiser.

The Shelby Police Department said the incident is under investigation and vehicles will not be used to euthanize animals, effective immediately.

Video of the encounter is reportedly going around social media. Learn more

Summary: A police officer in Ohio was under investigation last month for an incident involving a possible rabid raccoon. Some are calling for the police officer to be fired for this “inhumane act.”

Police chief says department will learn, change following raccoon incident

The Shelby Police Department will use the destruction of a raccoon as an opportunity for the department to grow and learn, Chief Lance Combs said at a mid-day press conference Friday.

A video recorded by a private citizen began floating around social media, showing a Shelby police officer driving his vehicle over an injured or potentially rabid raccoon. Read more

Summary: The police department where an officer ran over a rabid raccoon with his police cruiser is using the incident as a learning experience. Videos circulated showing the incident causing some concern amongst citizens.

 

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