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Someone please help get justice for this family, thanks

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Last night around 9:40 an officer came to respond to a 911 call at my house... I was outside and opened the door and my 2 Pit Bulls came outside… They did not bark, growl, charge at the officer or show any sign of aggression towards him... The officer yelled at me to grab my dog... I am 7 months pregnant… I bent down in time to grab him from the hips but it was to late the officer had already fired a shot that grazed my female pit bull on her lip and hit my other dog at the neck... He instantly went down, Not to mention that the officer could have shot me too while I was holding my dog. This all happened at my property, two steps away from my door. My husband ran outside and started yelling at the cop and asked him why he shot my dog and the officer said it was because “HE WAS A PIT BULL”... At this point I was on the ground holding Chino and telling him to cross over the rainbow bridge... My husband was running around the neighborhood looking for our injured pit bill... Once chino passed I started to tell the officers to please not to shoot my other dog that was able to get away from the officer.
I also have to mention that after some time I was put in an ambulance because I was hyperventilating and the medics said that my blood pressure was elevated due to the situation, I also feared that anything would happen to my unborn baby. They asked to take me to the hospital but I refused to leave my dogs side, especially because one was still missing and was scared that the officers might shot her again. My husband was able to find my injured dog and had to take her to the emergency vet and got some stitches on her lip.
The officer who took the shots disappeared after a while and I also have to say that the officers didn’t seem to show any concern or remorse about what they did, first there were like 10 police cars but after a short time they were leaving and only 4 or 5 officers stayed back, and it didn’t seem like a crime scene anymore because they were gathered around in a circle laughing and smiling. I don’t know if they were making fun of my husband because he was running around the neighborhood looking for my injured dog. They were also rude to my husband telling him that they were going to arrest him because he was being agitated because he couldn’t find our other dog and because now I was sitting in an ambulance fearing that something could happen to me or our unborn child. One officer even pushed my husband because he stepped over the crime scene yellow tape. They told him more than one time that they were going to arrest him but luckily my husband was able to avoid it. My husband has spent 8 years in the Marine Corps and has and idea how cops will find a reason to make an arrest.
I'm still in shock and not emotionally right after seeing my baby being shot and killed in front of me. My husband is not in his best mental state either and is doing whatever possible to find someone who can help us bring justice to our dogs. We ended up with veterinarian bills to get my other Pit Bull stitches and might have to take her back tomorrow because it’s almost been 24 hours since the shooting and she won’t eat or drink any water. I also had to miss work today because I’m not emotionally stable to function at work and I might not be able to be working tomorrow either. I also have to see my doctor to make sure that everything is fine with me and my unborn baby, because I have been felling a pressure on my stomach and haven’t been able to eat or sleep.
Today we have been calling lawyer offices and went to the police station trying to file a report directly on the officer and they said the statements we made yesterday would be sufficient and they couldn't give us a copy... They will not let us file a report against the officer who shot my two dogs. We tried going to the Sheriff’s office and they said they couldn’t help us either.
Is there anyone out there that could help us get justice for Chino and Ivy?? Any suggestions to what else we can do? We need help.
My email address is sanchez_1023@yahoo.com and my telephone number is 704-804-9362. My husband’s email is alejandrosanzz2002@yahoo.com and his number is 704-804-9524.
(The name of the officer who shot Chino and Ivy is D. Bryan, badge number 4450)



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What city did this happen in?

You could make a fb page shaming the police dept. in that town and getting lots of followers and make sure the mayor and police dept. see it. Don't know how much it will help, but shame and ridicule usually get something started.

Best you can do is start a

Best you can do is start a facebook and change.org petition to get these cops in trouble.

Maybe a title like,
"Cops kill Marine's best friend"

I would love to help.

I doubt I can. Here is my message to the woman:
First, trying to get justice out of the legal system is a losing battle. You do not need permission to file a complaint, and you certainly do not need permission to file a lawsuit. However, to win the suit, you have to prove damages. So, do you want to go see a shrink and get diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD? And remember, you will have to pay all these expenses out of pocket and then HOPE a judge will make them reimburse you. You MIGHT do better in small claims court, just try to get your vet bills covered.
My honest advice, hard as it sounds, is "let it go." You are clearly on their radar now, and if you want a peaceful life you need to get UNDER it. It is not justice, but it is looking out for your own peace. I have been fighting for justice for my friends. The cops showed up to a bogus "domestic dispute" call to check on Marcela's "well being" and proceeded to injure her and her husband. They profiled them with clear evidence, it is on the dispatch audio plain as day. They arrived and did not say who they were or why they were there, they did a search without a warrant, I could go on and on about the CRIMES these cops committed - and yet they cannot get an attorney to take their case. 3 of them took the case and then dropped ti 3 days later with no real explanation. This is an open and shut case. (Google "He's a Constitutionalist" for the story.) These men INJURED a woman who was supposedly a potential victim, and yet no attorney will take the case. It is that experience that causes me to give you this advice. FIND PEACE, best you can. Let this go, you probably do not need the stress and aggravation of "seeking justice" in an utterly corrupt system. Take up yoga, especially the breathing exercises, and focus on healing that baby from whatever trauma it suffered with the breath of the Universe.
If you feel you must fight back, watch the Carl Miller videos. When a cop says "You can't file a complaint" you need to know your rights better than they do.
My heart goes out to you.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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This is disgraceful!