Oakland Police Kill Family Pet

The Oakland police force is facing public scrutiny after an officer shot and killed a family's 11-year-old Labrador Tuesday when responding to a burglar alarm that the Lab accidently tripped.
The Labrador, Gloria, reportedly growled, barked, and approached the officers in a threatening manner and the shooting was necessary, according to the Oakland Tribune.
However, Gloria's family said that she was never violent and was very gentle. She also had arthritis, USA Today said.
Gloria was shot three times and one of the bullets hit her in the head and killed her. Police spokesman Jeff Thomason defended the police officers responsible, saying they were following procedure, the Oakland Tribune said.
Gloria's owners were out running errands when she tripped the alarm and the police officers left a note on the door explaining what had happened, the Oakland Tribune said.

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