Minneapolis Cop Responds To Burglar Alarm, And Is Greeted By Two Friendly Dogs, But Reacts Like This…

Sometimes the smallest of situations can escalate into horrific worst case scenarios. Sadly, this dog owner and her soon-to-be husband suffered from a catastrophic turn of events when an innocent mistake became a living nightmare…

The entire Minneapolis police department had to be retrained after two similar incidents occurred only weeks apart. But when the second incident occurred, a woman named Jennifer LeMay’s home security camera captured everything…

Was This Justified?

When this police officer responded to a routine burglar alarm, his reaction sparked a controversial debate not only in the community but across the entire country. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but it’s a story everybody can learn from…

NEXT: This cop’s reaction was one of the worst ever…

After discovering that a burglar alarm had gone off, this Minneapolis cop decided to investigate. If there were robbers around, he’d be able to catch them before they stole anything. Everything that happened next was recorded on his body camera…

1. The Cop Enters The Yard

Thinking that he might encounter a burglar, the cop had his gun at the ready after jumping into the backyard of this citizen’s house. After jumping the fence, he had his guard up. But the first thing he saw was a dog curiously approaching him…

NEXT: The dog approached closer, wondering what was going on…

The little pup was a curious one and wanted to see who this strange person in the yard was. He approached slowly, sniffing around and wagging his tail. There wasn’t a burglar in sight, but the cop continued to investigate…

2. Gun At The Ready

The dog seemed happy enough, and he didn’t even bark. But sadly the cop wasn’t dropping his guard any time soon. The friendly dog was a good-natured American Staffordshire terrier. It belonged to the owner of the house…

NEXT: But it wasn’t only the cop that had a camera on him…

The owner of the house, Jennifer LeMay, had installed a security camera on the side of the building, as well as the burglar alarm that was going off. This meant that every move the cop made was being recorded…

3. The Dog Approaches Happily

The terrier in question had no idea who the cop was, but didn’t growl or run towards him, or do anything that could have possibly been considered intimidating. But sadly for the dog, the cop wasn’t thinking straight because he was on high alert…

NEXT: All of a sudden, the worst possible thing happened…

When the dog got too close for comfort, the cop suddenly fired his gun, and then another dog – who also belonged to the owner of the house – bounded towards him to protect his friend who had just been brutally shot down…

4. Two Shots Fired

Another bullet shattered through the air and into the other dog. The cop had managed to shoot two innocent dogs in the space of 10 seconds. Both dogs had received shots to the head and lay on the ground, cowering away from the man…

NEXT: But what made the situation worse was how the cop reacted…

Not only had the cop just shot two innocent dogs that presented no threat to him, but the cop thought that it was the right thing to do. Usually cops investigate situations to help people, but that certainly wasn’t the case here…

5. Two Dogs Severely Injured

The cop’s body camera showed the first dog approaching him with a wagging tail, but it also recorded gunshots being fired after he senselessly shot the animals, and them whimpering in pain. The officer can be heard shouting, “I dispatched both of them!”

NEXT: But the worst part of this whole entire story was, it wasn’t the first time…

When the story hit the news, it turned out that these two beautiful American Staffordshire terriers weren’t the first victims who had been shot by a Minneapolis police officer. These cops were far too trigger happy, and it wasn’t just pets that they’d harmed…

6. The News

The world was outraged by how a cop had shot two innocent dogs after breaking into the owner’s backyard, but it turned out that this wasn’t the first time something like this had occurred in Minneapolis. The first victim it happened to was a soon-to-be bride…

NEXT: This is Justine Damen, a woman who sadly didn’t survive…

A cop from the exact same police department in Minneapolis also felt the need to pull the trigger on an innocent woman named Justine Damond. This tragically resulted in her untimely death…

7. The Tragedy Of Justine Damond

Justine Damond called 911 because she thought she had heard someone being raped in the alleyway behind her house. When the cops arrived, she tried to get their attention by knocking on the window of the SUV. The police officer then shot her. Justine’s death was tragic, and the cops then tried to use CPR to keep her alive, but she died at the scene.

NEXT: What had made it worse, was she was soon to be married…

Justine’s family and friends as well as other Americans and citizens of Minneapolis wanted justice. The bride-to-be had died for absolutely no reason, and she was never going to get a chance to marry the man of her dreams.

8. The Good Samaritan

Her fiancé was devastated and heartbroken, and so was her soon to be step-son who called her mom. Talking about his former fiancé, Don Damond said through his tears, “She touched so many people, with her loving and her generous heart.”

NEXT: It was something the family would never get over…

After Justine’s fiancé spoke about being haunted by the last phone call he had ever received from his love, Justine’s godmother in Australia spoke out…

9. Gun Violence

She said that Justine had been considering moving back to Australia due to the increase in gun crimes in America. Ironically, Justine hadn’t felt safe because of all of the violence with guns on the news. She had only moved to America to be with Don. He said, “She had her family there [in Australia]. All her friends, lifelong relationships, and she moved here for one person.”

NEXT: So what happened to the dogs in the end after their shooting?

It was not the happiest moment in anyone’s life when a cop from the same department as one who had shot and killed Justine Demond shot these two dogs.

10. The Dogs’ Ending

The owners of the dogs, Jennifer LeMay and her daughter, were traumatized by the shooting as were their pets. Luckily for them, the dogs survived, but they now have wounds that will last forever and are terrified of strangers.

NEXT: This is what Jennifer and her daughter said about the awful event…

Jennifer and her daughter were so traumatized by their dogs being shot that they were beside themselves with emotion.

11. Recalling The Events

Jennifer agreed to show reporters her backyard and point out where the dogs had been shot. The worst part of the story was that Jennifer’s 18-year-old daughter had accidentally set off the burglar alarm without realizing and hadn’t even called the cops…

NEXT: But what Jennifer has to say about how awful it was will shock you…

Even Jennifer said that the video that was caught on camera on her house shows quite clearly that neither of her dogs were showing behavior that could possibly have been seen as threatening.

12. An Owner’s Despair

It was a heartbreaking fact that these dogs had been shot for absolutely no reason. It had affected both Jennifer and her daughter so much that Jennifer even said, “I would have rather you had shot me”. This bold statement came from her heart, as many people see their dogs and family pets as members of the family. They were harmless.

NEXT: It was hard enough to even fathom what had happened…

Jennifer simply couldn’t believe what had happened in her very own backyard. First of all, a cop had jumped in there without being asked to and then shot both of her dogs without a genuine cause for doing so.

13. The Curious Dog

Jennifer explained exactly what how her first dog had behaved in the video, “His tail was wagging, his ears were dropped, and he was more curious as to ‘why were you in my yard?'” But that wasn’t all. The cop had shot both of the dogs within seconds of each other.

NEXT: After he had shot both of the dogs, he went to the front door…

A traumatized 18-year-old girl answered the door, having heard the gunshots in her backyard. It was Jennifer’s daughter…

14. A Tearful Teenager

When she opened the door, she was shaking and in tears. Not only did she feel afraid, but she was devastated that this man had shot her two dogs. Her mom was not home at the time, and she had no idea what to do. She couldn’t call the police because, technically, they were already there.

NEXT: But what the cop said was another very odd thing to say…

Of course the teenage girl was beside herself with grief and was also frightened by the cop who had managed to shoot her dogs within less than a minute of being in her backyard.

15. The Late Apology

But all the cop could do was apologize for his actions, realizing that he was in the wrong. He went to the front door, and after discovering that it was the daughter who lived there who had accidentally set off her own burglar alarm, he said, “Sorry about this, I don’t like shooting no dogs.” But it was too late. He had already shot both of her beautiful, beloved pups.

NEXT: The only thing that the cop could say to console the girl was this…

In an attempt to comfort the girl who’s dogs had just been shot, all the cop could say was, “I love dogs and so it’s unfortunate.”

16. The “Unfortunate” Event

The cop obviously didn’t show that he loved dogs that much by shooting two of them in the face. The girl was even more heartbroken by the fact that the cop had called  his shooting “unfortunate”. It was completely unnecessary and something that showed the officer’s lack of training entirely. But what had happened to the dogs was even worse…

NEXT: The two pups couldn’t go outside out of fear…

After the shooting, the dogs didn’t want to leave the house. They would shake in fear if a stranger approached them too quickly…

17. Traumatized Dogs

The two terriers were truly traumatized by being shot whilst in their own home, and it was going to take a long time for them to trust other humans again. Luckily, the police force agreed to pay for all the veterinary bills that would be needed to help them to recover.

NEXT: One of the dog’s sustained injuries that will haunt her forever…

Being shot in the face caused this pup to need his face and mouth bandaged up, so that he wouldn’t lick his open wound as it healed…

18. The Heartbreaking Reality

Nothing is more distressing than seeing a dog in so much pain. This lovely terrier was also extremely miserable and scared after the horrible event that had happened. Luckily, he had his family and friends to care for him…

NEXT: The family gather round to care for the dogs…

All of Jennifer’s family and friends came round to comfort the dogs, trying to make them feel at ease again with human contact…

19. Sarrock’s Sadness

The poor pup, named Sarrock, mostly stays inside now and is too scared to go into his backyard. Jennifer is heartbroken by the effect the shooting has had on her dog. She doesn’t think either of her dogs will ever fully recover.

NEXT: Lastly, Jennifer clearly states her feelings on the situation…

Jennifer spoke out about the shooting and said that if police are not doing their job properly, they are endangering all of us…

20. Where Are You Safe?

“If you’re not safe in your home, then where are you safe at?” Jennifer said. The police department in Minneapolis are creating more problems for the citizens rather than helping them, especially as they also caused a bride-to-be to lose her life.

It’s another case of gun violence being the cause of ruining people’s lives, with officers who aren’t trained enough to handle situations like these ones. Let’s hope that Minneapolis police department sort it out very soon.

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