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Idiot Deputy

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  1. SOT

    SOT Thread Killa

    I'm very pro cop, but this guy was a total fucking idiot.
    For the record, I would NOT have complied with that cop...and yes it would have gotten bad fast.

    A Teton County, Idaho family is outraged after they say a sheriff's deputy tried to murder their dog in their own front yard.

    The Barboza family has owned their dog Bobby for five years. A few days ago they say a Teton County Idaho Sheriff's Deputy knocked on their door demanding to see the dog.

    Leonel Barboza, Dog Owner: "He says, 'I'm here to put him down. I'm here to kill him.'"

    The officer told Leo Barboza there had been a complaint Bobby had bitten someone.

    Barboza: "I said, 'Do you have any proof or anything?' He says, 'I don't need any proof.'"

    So Leo got the dog while the deputy pulled out a rifle from his car. They walked a few feet from the Barboza's home where Leo's wife and his three year old son were inside.

    Leo and the officer tied the dog to a pole when the deputy fired three shots. The dog then collapsed. Leo's son heard the gunshots and opened the front door. Meanwhile...

    Barboza: "A bunch of kids just got off the bus and they were all on the street. All the kids were watching the officer shooting the dog. My heart was broken seeing an officer killing my dog."

    The deputy then got in his vehicle and drove away leaving the dog bleeding profusely from his head almost dead.

    Barboza: "I came back inside with my wife and hid. We were hugging each other crying about our dog because we were gonna miss him. He's been with us for five years."

    That night Leo's father-in-law, who witnessed the whole thing, had a nervous breakdown and had to be hospitalized. When the family returned home from the hospital a few days later, they were shocked to see their dog alive.

    Barboza: "My wife called me up and she's like, 'Hey, the dog's alive!' I was like, 'What are you serious?' I was happy my dog was alive."

    The Teton County Idaho Sheriff wouldn't say much about this case except that it's still under investigation. He also said there's been numerous complaints about the Barboza's dog. But when I checked court records, I could only find one complaint filed last year and that was dismissed.

    Nate Eaton, Channel 3 Eyewitness News: "Did your dog ever bite anybody?"

    Barboza: "Not to my knowledge. No."

    Eaton: "And this was the first time you'd ever heard of any complaint?"

    Barboza: "Yes, this is the first time. I still think about it. You know my kid thinks all the cops are bad because an officer came and shot his dog. Honestly when I think about it I get mad too and I don't trust that officer any more."

    The Barboza's took Bobby to the vet. He's now on medication to get the wounds taken care of. The holes in his head will be sewn up after Thanksgiving.

    The family has hired attorney Josh Garner. I spoke with him this evening and he says, "If the facts are as they appear, the deputies behavior is disgusting, troublesome, and appalling. The officer needs to be held responsible."

    Several sources say the officer is still on duty and still working in the county.

    If you have a comment on this story, email us [email protected] or [email protected].

    To support the Barboza family legally or financially, email their attorney Josh Garner at [email protected].
     
  2. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    I thought this was a joke until I searched it.
    It seems completely improbable that the prevailing LE agency of that region could do this "legally" without a court order.
    http://www.kidk.com/news/11676076.html
     
  3. jettsixx

    jettsixx Had enough

    Oh my god that is the worst thing I have heard in a while, There has to be more to this story. Even if they dog had to be euthanized shouldnt it have been brought to a vet. I think he should be charged with animal cruelty and obviously fired.
     
  4. topcop14

    topcop14 Subscribing Member

    Are you kidding me. This is the most F$%#ed up story I have ever heard. There are some parts of this country that operate like third world countries, I guess Idaho is at the top of that list. If that would have been me, the deputy would have had to shoot me to get to my dog. :evil:</IMG>
     
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  6. Barbrady

    Barbrady MassCops Member

    Bazaar
     
  7. Foxy85

    Foxy85 MassCops Member

    3 shots from a rifle and it lives.....interesting....
     
  8. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Even if there was an order to put the dog down, there are ways to it. Shooting it in front of the family is not one of those ways.
     
  9. SOT

    SOT Thread Killa

    It was part pitbull!
     
  10. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    hate to play "devil's advocate" , but.............

    Nate Eaton, Channel 3 Eyewitness News: "Did your dog ever bite anybody?"

    Barboza: "Not to my knowledge. No."


    The Teton County Idaho Sheriff wouldn't say much about this case except that it's still under investigation. He also said there's been numerous complaints about the Barboza's dog.

    just a little reading between the lines

    if it was your kid that got bit by the dog the deputy would be a hero. for etiquette purposes taking the animal and dispatching it in a non public place would have been preferred.

    Barboza: "I came back inside with my wife and hid. We were hugging each other crying about our dog because we were gonna miss him.

    and we wept softly in a corner............... a little mellow dramatic ?

    how about the kid that got bit ? think he was crying ?
     
  11. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    I thought the same thing when I watched the video, and my concern isn't with the extermination of a menacing dog.
    In fact, the owner didn't look believable, and I would bet the dog has bitten before and that's why the deputy was there. Just a gut feeling.

    My opinion of why this is such a disturbing story is that a policeman came to these folks door, demanded the dog, and shot it to death (or so he thought) without any demonstrable recognition from a court.
    And all while on their premises in view of the "village" residents, of which it is reported some were children. You cant have that in the U.S., Podunk Idaho or not.
     
  12. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    didn't see the video , but your right. that would have been better handled by animal control ( if they have that out there ).

    wonder what their department policy is for dispatching animals ?
     
  13. GodblessThearmy

    GodblessThearmy New Member

    Depending on what mood you're in, reading that article sounds like a crappy B movie...

    But I hope the dog lives and is okay.
     
  14. 94c

    94c Subscribing Member

    All they need is to use proper radio ettiquette.
     
  15. HELPMe

    HELPMe New Member

    Deputy Barney Fife is in some deep sh!t if this is true. I didnt read the whole story but discharging a firearm in a neighborhood with children around is stupid, doing it infront of the family is tactless, without a court order I would think this opens the officer up to lawsuits. Then again its Idaho so I have no idea what there jurisprudence is in regards to this.
     

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