I've seen this video a couple times now... and if I were that man's lawyer, I would have taken every cops badge that stood around and watch this happen.
My proof? The video.
Watch very closely as the dog approaches the cops and it's owner. Sniffing around on the ground, trying to figure out what is going on.
Cop antagonizes the dog once. It made a move..the cop moves back. Smart move for the cop.
Now... here's the next part.
Is the cop a trained animal control specialist? No.
Is it there job to contain animals? No.
Does any cop there have containment of the situation? No.
Do they know it's a dangerous breed? Yes.
Have they called animal control to contain the animal, leaving the owner there so it calms down? No.
Next move.. cop goes for the dog AGAIN.. dog lunges forward because this is a stranger about to touch him.
Dog reacts as they should.
Cop knows this.
Cop shoots and kills the dog in cold blood.
Wouldn't take me but 10 mins in a courtroom to have that a**hat's badge, and his right to ever carry a sidearm again.
The cop was not trying to resolve the situation to the best he could.. but rather decided to take matters into his own, untrained hands.. and ended in the death of someone's friend../ pet.. family member.
The facts of the situation are right there on camera... opinions in court be damned.