INDECOM probes police killing of dog
MANCHESTER, Jamaica— The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched a probe following the police killing of a dog along the Battersea main road in Porus, Manchester, on Monday.
The firearm of the police constable involved in the shooting has been seized for ballistic testing, OBSERVER ONLINE understands.
Reports indicate that around 4:15 pm, two policemen were on patrol duties along the roadway when they signalled a white Toyota Mark X motor car to stop.
One of the cops was walking towards the Mark X, when he was attacked by a pack of dogs.
Police said as the dogs ran towards him, the cop became fearful that they would cause him harm, pulled his service pistol and discharged one round at the pack.
The dogs reportedly fled in different directions. However, a brown and black dog with white spots fell to the ground near the roadway. It was discovered that it had a gunshot wound to the left side.
The police said no member of the police team was injured, neither was there any report of any of the other dogs being injured, or any property damage.