Video Shows RCMP Killing Of Dog That Was Clearly Not A Threat

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The Prince Albert RCMP Service Dog Unit

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.

(WARNING: Graphic)

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.

Sources: 

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/08/canadian-cops-kill-dog-that-video-shows-was-clearly-not-a-threat/

http://new.ckom.com/story/dog-shot-killed-arrest-man-charged-kamsack-area-assaults/394365

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34 thoughts on “Video Shows RCMP Killing Of Dog That Was Clearly Not A Threat

  1. Oh and by the way u-tube won’t let me watch the videos on u-tube it sends me back to my home page. Sensorship brought to you by net-neutrality?

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  2. This is from a 55yr old white guy who would have persued a carrier in law enforcement if I wasn’t shot and left with handicaps in a hunting incident and my own brother was nypd.I support officer Darren Wilson, George Zimmerman and the dentist who shot Cecil,I know that probably makes me not too popular Cecil was still a wild animal who could have turned the table on his hunters, despite all the Disney propaganda. How many royal cowardly murderous pricks does it take to arrest and abuse one unarmed drunken naked, I assume he is, Indian/white man and viciously shoot a poor helpless dog lying on the grass in the front yard? A whole s— load and one German Shepard, rember their fully armed and body armored cowards, no offense to the fine German Shepard I’ve had 5, they are truly loyal companions. I had one that when my children where young when my wife and I went to bed he would open the children’s bedroom doors go in check on the kids and then lay down in the hallway. Why in the hell didn’t they just get dog the bounty hunter to serve the warrant? He would have done a more professional job. this is what happens when you send two guys who need to make up for other short comings. Rip dukey you didn’t deserve this cruelty and to dukey’s mom I feel and symapathize with your pain.to the ignorant a-hole who said the coward was just putting dukey out of his misery watch the video again you can clearly hear the k-9 ———-tell the other big man to murder dukey. And I thought the rcmp had a proud Tradition.

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  3. Protocol my behind. Thise Cops should count their blessings that it wasn`t my Dog, cause they would not be long for this Earth.

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  4. Not to mention it was established that the guy was effing drunk out of his mind. Did it take all those Cops and a service Dog to take this guy in?

    I guess we can also assume from watching this Video that Canada must have a shortage of Vets that could have saved the Dog cause it clearly was not showing signs of suffering, which is what many posting comments on here seem to wan`t us all to believe. Sorry, that Dog was not lying on its side or wimpering or crying. It was not the Cops decision to blast it away with a Shotgun for the sake of putting it out of its misery.

    Maybe the Cops wee pissed cause they had to actually get of their Cars and do physical work or missed happy hour at Dunkin Donuts.

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  5. WOW. Are people really this stupid ? First off, this video begins clearly after a lot of stuff has gone down.. We’re only viewing a small part of this situation. Secondly, the dog was put down because it was already severely injured and they were putting it out of its misery. The dog was initially shoot because it attacked the K-9 unit. Is this horrible ? Absolutely. But the people truly at fault here are the moron criminals, who have raised this dog and put it in harms way.

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    • Sounds like you`re the stupid one. Severely injured? It was laying upright and not crying in pain you dumbshit! The Dog has no clue who the fucking Police are, it was trying to defend its Family. Dogs are pack Animals and view us Humans as part of their pack…..Get a clue and stop being judgemental cause your Judgment is way off. The Police were way in the wrong here.

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    • Come on, your pretending to be a douch bag lol very funny very funny. For just a nano second there I caught my self thinking “wow what a fucking douch bag”
      Well played!

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  6. The officers involved in this brutal and unnecessary killing of a dog whom was obviously in a submissive stance could prove to be a danger to the general public, When brutality towards another living creature is exposed, especially from an armed Peace Officer, a call for a psychological evaluation should be mandatory. For the sake of the general public.

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  7. I hope karma goes to them , like who would shoot an innocent dog? The dog didn’t do anything at all. If the dog was in you’re way couldn’t you just ask the owners nicely to put the dog in the house instead of shooting him? This is why I don’t like cops and would never ask for their protection. What happen to the good cops that were there to make people feel safe, for kids wanting to grow up to be cops. In my opinion they don’t even care anymore about us or even animals they only care about getting paid. I understand that they were putting a guy in custody but is that how you do it ?

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  8. i do believe in law and order and want to believe that there are honorable police officers out there, however these rcmp officers are cowardly bastard bullies. they are the scum of this earth. Justice needs to be severe. Or perhaps karma will give them as they gave.

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  9. Reblogged this on redtankgirl5 and commented:
    What a disgrace the RCMP has become. This is what has become of the so called police protection? I know who I won’t be calling any time soon if I feel a need of protecting, for I love my dog!!! This is animal cruelty, and charges need to be laid against these officers. More of these officers should be doing time for cruelty against people and animals for their actions. They are getting out of hand and ALL CANADIANS need to stand together to stop their hand of terror upon us all. They say serial killers start on animals after all.

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    • This was a poor excuse for an extraction. These police were obviously untrained at apprehending a suspect with an open warrant on minor charges. The police treated Cote like a sack of potatoes, dragging him naked along rough ground by extended arms, which most probably caused Cote injury.

      The humane method should have been to stand him up, handcuff him and escort him calmly and humanely to the cruiser. Meanwhile, the police should NOT have brought a K-9 unit to a reserve. That pet dog was an innocent victim of a bungled apprehension. He should not have been shot for tangling with the K-9 unit, because the police were in error in bringing a K-9 dog to a reservation.

      Also, not one policeman tried to calm the woman down. This was also a major error.

      These police should be taken off duty **immediately** and put through humane take-down training.

      The Cote family have every right to sue the RCMP for pain and suffering due to the loss of their dog and for the inhumane force incurred by Cote during the take down.

      Hopefully, these actions this will promote the institution of new, humane training methods for police when apprehending suspects in a domestic situation.

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    • I very much agree; if that had been my dog’ that officer only needed to look into my eyes and I would have been sent to prison; but he would have never seen or knew I was in there

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  10. Where the hell is this!? I couldn’t even watch the rest of the video by the time the dog got shot my hands were shaking. I would end up shot myself if I was the lady with the camera because I would of lost my shit at that point and came at the ass whole who shot my dog! I can’t even believe this is on face book it makes me so sick to my stomach! Like I don’t care if the guy being arrested is a criminal what kind of savage kills a helpless animal for no reason! Wether he went after the police dog or not this is totally u acceptable… You were on HIS property threatening HIM and his owner what do u expect! Piece of shit cop u deserve to lose you job. Totally unacceptable behaviour. The human race disgusts me!!

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  11. OK… That police dog could’ve taken out that little black dog, it doesn’t take a SHOTGUN! They are that much of PUSSIES that they couldn’t use a lasso? At the most use a tranquilizer dart? Non lethal weapons? THEY DID IT TO SHOW OFF AND USE EXCESSIVE FORCE!

    WHY WAS THE DOG SHOT THEN WALKED AWAY FROM, MADE TO SUFFER AND THEN SHOT AGAIN? WHY WAS THERE TIME IN BETWEEN AND THEN IT WAS SHOT WHEN IT WAS ALREADY SUBDUED? THEY COULD’VE CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL! THE DOG WAS NOT AGGRESSIVE EVEN THOUGH IT ALREADY GOT SHOT, IT DIDN’T TRY DEFENDING ITSELF… THAT POLICE DOG ACTUALLY LOOKED SCARED FOR THAT BLACK DOG!

    AND THE WOMAN WASN’T DOING ANYTHING WRONG – SHE WASN’T EVEN ARRESTED SO DON’T BLAME THIS ON HER! SHE TRIED TO CALL HER DOG IN THE HOUSE! DISGUSTING! SCARED LITTLE CHILDREN THEY ARE!

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    👉 THIS WAS NOT A COMPASSIONATE KILLING, IF IT WAS THEN THEY WOULD’VE LET HER SAY GOODBYE TO HER DOG AT THE VERY LEAST AND TRIED TO CALM HER DOWN FIRST! THEY EMOTIONALLY DESTROYED HER FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE BY KILLING HER ~•BEST 🐕 FRIEND•~ !!! SAVAGES!
    🐕💢🔫👺

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  12. Just saying, the cop also did say “put this dog out of its misery” after he said to shoot it. Since the video does not show everything they happened in its entirety, maybe the police dog attacked it to the point where the dog was going to die anyway due to its injuries. Yes it is horrible he shot the dog, but don’t say fuck the police until you get the story straight. Actually, you should never say fuck the police

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  13. Big tough men with guns. They must be so proud of themselves. There was a time that I actually respected police officers.
    The worst thing about this situation the officers will get away with it.

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  14. I did not realize Canadian law enforcement were such cruel bastards to gun down a pet on its own property when it obviously was no threat. You are pathetic excuses for law enforcement and I wish you would be punished for this unprovoked cruelty. You could have asked the dog be put inside, but I guess this was easier, eh? And then lie about it. I guess the US does not seem to be the only country with this going on. How you can sleep at night. What if someone did this to you? I understand the man was wanted but to shoot a pet when there was no merit for it is and will always be unforgivable.The dog was wagging its tail and you shoot it, this is the saddest part. You will get your karmic justice 3X what you did here.. .The universe never forgets….

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      • Bullshit, their warrant was already loaded in their transport.

        There was no active threat. Sure let me aim my gun at you, let my fellow officer say, “Put him out of his misery.” Then shoot you twice, once in the stomach and then wait a few so you suffer in large amounts of pain efore shooting you in the head.

        Does that make what we just did legal? Fuck no I’d be charged with homocide.

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      • Fuck the police!! And fuck u to bitch ass mother fucker!!! U should be burried in the ground and stoned to death like the bitch ass cop that shot the dog!!! Fucking idiot

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