Cops Kill Iraq War Vet Adam Arroyo’s Dog After Going to Wrong LocationSubmitted by doctor011 on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 08:07
Iraq war veteran Adam Arroyo states that Buffalo, N.Y. police killed his pet pit bull when they targeted the wrong apartment during a drug search.
Arroyo, whose apartment contained bullet holes and blood stains by the time he returned home from work, says he’s done nothing wrong and wants an apology.
“I fought for this country,” Arroyo told The Buffalo News. “I put my life on the line for this country. I got shot at so this could be a free country. And this is how I’m treated afterward?”
Arroyo’s landlord called him at work to let him know that police had just raided his apartment and killed his dog. By the time Arroyo arrived on the scene, the police and his dog were gone. He found a trashed apartment and a search warrant.
Arroyo says the police, who were reportedly looking for crack/cocaine, didn’t find any drugs, just a military baton and pepper spray.
"This is stuff that I use for my safety because there are people on this block that get hurt, that get killed, and I've been here for three years and I've heard stories," Arroyo said.
The Iraq War vet also noted that the search warrant is for 304 Brekenridge “upper” and that his apartment is the “upper rear.”
Police told WGRZ that the Buffalo Police Commissioner has opened an internal investigation into the case and that police believe they had the proper address and apartment.
"People make mistakes, but this is something, it was a very big mistake, you know, especially coming in here and killing an innocent dog that is chained up. I could understand it if the dog was loose and it charged, then you know that gives them probable cause because they fear for their life, but to shoot an innocent dog that doesn't pose a threat," Arroyo said. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/crime/cops-kill-iraq-...