By Red Power Media, Staff, Updated, 08/18/2015
A Facebook video surfaced today, that shows the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) dragging a Native man out of a home when one of the officers walks up to a black dog wagging its tail in the grass and shoots it dead.
The RCMP claimed the dog, Duke, had attacked one of their dogs.
But the video, recorded by a screaming distraught woman, shows that did not happen in the moments before the dog was shot.
The video does not capture the scene in its entirety, however, in the beginning, you can hear the RCMP dog handler instructing another officer to “get a shotgun and take this dog down.”
Duke was nowhere close to the group of officers dragging the almost naked man ―named Adam Cote― out of the house and the dog may have already been injured.
Nevertheless, a RCMP officer walks over with a shotgun and shoots Duke dead.
Apparently, Duke had attacked the police dog, when Kamsack RCMP and the Prince Albert RCMP Service Dog Unit went into a residence on the Key First Nation, after receiving information that Cote was hiding in one of the homes.
Cote was taken into custody. He suffered injuries during the arrest and received treatment in hospital.
Some online media are calling the killing of Duke, a matter of officers seeking revenge for their dog.
The video of Cote’s arrest was posted to a Facebook group titled Justice for Adam Cote and has drawn attention from all over the world.
According to an article posted on CKOM:
Cote was wanted on several charges including aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, fail to attend Court and breach of undertaking.
The charges stemmed from two alleged assaults on November 2013 and July 2014.