Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Guns Down Leashed Dog In Brooklyn
Written by Huffingtonpost on January 14, 2020
An off-duty Secret Service agent in Brooklyn shot and killed a canine carrying a leash in a Brooklyn neighborhood Monday evening, the federal government company confirmed to HuffPost.
The Secret Service, in an announcement to The Every day Beast, initially described the canine as “unleashed.” However a photographer for The New York Every day Information snapped a photograph shortly after the incident that confirmed the slain canine ― reportedly a feminine Belgian Shepard ― coated by a white sheet with a leash protruding from it.
In an announcement to HuffPost on Tuesday, the Secret Service described the canine as “unrestrained and aggressive” however didn’t use the phrase “unleashed.”
“As that is an ongoing investigation, the Secret Service is not going to have additional remark,” in keeping with the assertion.
Requested to make clear whether or not the canine was carrying a leash, a Secret Service spokesperson advised HuffPost: “Respectfully, we all know that the canine was carrying a leash, however there was no proprietor current on the time of the incident.”
The capturing came about round 10 p.m. within the Brooklyn neighborhood of Windsor Terrace close to Prospect Park, reported the Every day Information. The agent, who has not been publicly recognized, advised police that the canine charged at him, reported The New York Instances.
“She scared a cop who was strolling residence,” the canine’s proprietor stated, in keeping with the Every day Information. “He shot her and he or she’s lifeless.”
Walter Blankenship, the steady grasp on the Kensington Steady, situated throughout the road from the place the incident unfolded, advised the Every day Information that he witnessed the capturing.
“There was a man and a lady and one other man. A gunshot went off, only one,” Blankenship stated. “The [dog’s owner] was cursing and ranting on the different man, ‘I can’t f―-ing imagine you let the gun go off.’”
The New York Police Division directed a request for remark to the Secret Service. Because the Instances famous, a 2011 report from the Justice Division discovered that almost all of officer-involved capturing incidents within the U.S. concerned animals, most of which have been canine.
“Violence & mendacity have gotten so disastrously informal,” Democratic New York Metropolis Council Member Brad Lander tweeted in response to stories that the Secret Service initially claimed that the canine was unleashed.