Bodycam Footage Shows Pit Bull Get Tased By Police Officer

A suburban dog owner says bodycam footage shows a police officer calling his dog over before getting tased.

Daniel Villanueva knows the stigma against pit bulls, but he said his 91-pound pit is anything but that.

“He’s a sweetheart, a gentle giant,” Villanueva said, noting that concerns surrounding the breed are “not the breed - it’s the owner.”

That’s why he was shocked when he learned earlier this month that his 3-year-old dog Kron had been Tased by an Elgin police officer right in front of Villanueva’s 10-year-old niece.

Villanueva said his 5-year-old nephew accidentally left a door open and the dog was outside with his niece.

Villanueva was ultimately issued two tickets following the incident – one for not having his dog on a leash and a second for his dog nearly attacking an officer, which Villanueva disputes. He is expected to appear in court Friday.

“The Elgin Police Department has policies in place as to how to address loose and dangerous dogs. We believe our officer was within that policy though a review is being conducted of the entire incident,” Young said in a statement.



By: Juggernaut (17789.10)

Tags: wtf, police, stun gun, pit bull

Location: Elgin, IL, USA

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