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300 pound man in fear of his life because of a 12 pound dog
Antoine Jones, a probation officer with the Albany Probation Office in Georgia, went to the home of Cherrie Shelton to check in on her son and ended up shooting her 12-pound Jack Russell terrier, Patches, killing him. Shelton apparently called the Albany Police Department on the officer, which means he gave a statement to police. The local Fox affiliate reports:
According to the report filed with the Albany Police Department, Officer Antoine Jones stands at 6 feet tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds. The responding officer quoted Jones in the report saying, “He stated that he gave the dog verbal commands to get back but the dog continued to come towards him in an aggressive manner so he fired one shot at the dog using his duty weapon.”
Shelton says she can’t understand why a man of his size would react that way to such a little dog and wants to know why he didn’t make a kicking motion or stomp his foot to show that he didn’t want Patches near him.
Shelton says Jones told her he shot the dog because he feared for his life. The Probation Officer defended its employees actions. Via the Fox affiliate:
On Oct. 7th, two Albany Probation Officers were conducting a field visit. During this time, an Albany Probation Officer was involved in an incident that required him to use use of force against an aggressive canine during a field visit. An incident report was filed and it was determined that the Probation Officer responded appropriately.
No report on whether police will file charges or whether Shelton will sue.
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Earlier this month, an Illinois woman filed suit against LaSalle County, alleging she was aggressively stripped search by three male deputies and a female in the jail after a DUI arrest and left naked in a cell. This week, her attorney said he has five more women who have come forward with similar complaints.
Now, a separate lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department in Illinois was filed by a Chicago woman, Cassandra Feuerstein, alleging the use of excessive force after her DUI arrest. Surveillance video shows the 110-pound woman talking to an officer off-screen, then walking out of the cell, followed by two cops, and about 30 seconds later being thrown head first toward a concrete bench in her cell, causing bleeding. Feuerstein’s lawyer says she required reconstructive surgery and a titanium plate in her cheek. Cops claimed she wasn’t looking into the camera during processing and tried to charge her with resisting arrest. The state’s attorney dropped those charges and Feuerstein copped a guilty plea to the DUI.
Her attorney says she’s suing because charges weren’t pressed against the officers involved. Watch a short clip of the surveillance video with Feuerstein’s attorney narrating here, or the raw surveillance video, which includes an angle showing her allegedly resisting while having her photo taken.