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CCPD shooting of dog ruled as justified

A Critical Incident Review Board determines the shooting of a dog by Cal City Police on March 11 as 'within department policy.'
Posted at 12:14 AM, Mar 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-21 03:14:02-04

The shooting of Ana the dog by a Cal City police officer on March 11th was determined “within department policy,” by a Critical Incident Review Board, Cal City Police Chief Jesse Hightower announced in a press release Wednesday night.

CCPD released police body-cam video a day after the shooting that showed Ana breaking loose from her tether and charging at Cal City police officer Miguel Rivera, who shot the dog.

The police were on a welfare check of a juvenile, in addition to a possible domestic disturbance, Hightower said.

Raymond cote, the dog’s owner, says a gun should not have been used and that Ana is loving. The dog is being trained to be a service dog for Cote’s son, Georgie, a child with autism.

Ana is scheduled for surgery to have the bullet removed from her neck on Thursday morning in Woodland Hills, Cote said.

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