The uproar over the July 6 fatal shooting of a runaway dog by Lebanon police officers appears to have prompted the city to seek a review of its policies related to canine calls, as well as professional dog handling training for its officers.
The City of Lebanon denied an open records request made by LebTown for a law enforcement recording of the July 6 fatal shooting of Gunner, a 15-month-old dog, by a Lebanon police officer.
An attorney specializing in animal law is seeking answers – as well as unspecified monetary damages – from Lebanon city police for the shooting death of a dog in July.
About 60 people turned out Monday night for the Lebanon City Council meeting to show their unhappiness over the July 6 killing of Gunner, the escaped dog shot by city police officers after unsuccessful attempts to restrain him with a catch pole.
About 100 marchers assembled in Downtown Lebanon on Wednesday to voice their unhappiness over the July 6 fatal shooting of Gunner, the 15 month-old dog shot to death by city officers.
The organizer of #JusticeForGunner hopes a lot of people show up outside police headquarters on Wednesday to protest a decision by police to kill the dog.
Money raised will help the Gunner’s family to heal, and to pay for legal costs as they explore action against city police.
Lebanon city police on Friday issued a statement defending the officer who shot and killed a dog Wednesday outside a Lebanon city home. The dog’s owner and the shelter that handled Gunner’s adoption have said they will pursue legal options.
Gunner, a 1-year-old German shepherd, went missing Wednesday morning. When police found him that afternoon, an officer fatally shot him. Now, the dog’s owner and the rescue group that handled Gunner’s adoption want police to be held accountable for the shooting.