Arkansas Cop Shoots Family Dog After Going to Wrong Address
An Arkansas sheriff’s investigator is under internal investigation for shooting a family dog last week after going to the wrong address, Little Rock news outlet KATV reports.
Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Investigator James Freeman showed up at the house of Chris Coiner last Monday and fatally shot his son’s 3-year-old mixed-breed terrier, Clide. The investigator was supposed to be at the house next door. Coiner began filming as he confronted Freeman immediately after the shooting:
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“My daughter was coming to the door and said somebody was in the driveway,” Coiner described. “Just a blue pickup, unmarked. Before I was even around the corner here, I heard a shot, and the officer had shot my dog right here in the yard for barking at him. My girlfriend watched it out the window, the dog was not attacking him, the dog was barking, in my yard, on private property.”
According to Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Captain Erinn Stone, Freeman was conducting a sex offender compliance check at 72 Autumn Hills Road. A person living there allegedly told Freeman the offender possibly lives next door.
“I asked him why he was here, and he said he was looking for somebody named Samuel at 72 Autumn Hills Road which is the next-door neighbor,” said Coiner. “I didn
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