Chief Lang schedules dog training for officers

Police report getting supportive messages
Tom Jackson
Feb 28, 2013

In the wake of last week's dog shooting Sandusky police Chief Jim Lang has set up officer training sessions with Erie County dog warden Barb Knapp.

"I'm not saying we did anything wrong," Lang said. "If we can learn anything by this then we will. We're always trying to be better."

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Through the training he hoped to open Sandusky police officers to different strategies of dealing with dogs and give officers a better understanding of canine behavior.

After getting a slew of nasty emails Tuesday when the cruiser cam video of the incident was released, Lang said a flood of supportive emails came Thursday.

"They're mostly saying 'you shouldn't have to deal with this kind of abuse,'" Lang said.

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Trustafarian

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The Bizness

HAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Rod Farva

Some people are unbelievable

The Bizness

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Rod Farva

Yummy

crazyaide

Of course not....

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Sandusky Regist...

Yea fair is fair.

herbie_hancock

Fat chance, that would be unbias journalism we don't get that here.

lmalley77

All this is just a little too late for Lucy now isn't it!?!?!?!......And for all of you who are blaming the dog/her owner, you probably DON'T ven own/like animals yourselves, because our PETS ARE our BABIES!!!!.....This didn't have to happen to Lucy and I will continue to stand behind it 10000000%!!!!.....You all are saying "let it go"....would you just "let it go" if this officer up and shoots a human being who is close to your heart one day???...I don't think so!!!....And I don't mean for legitimate reasons either, I mean if they are just drunk and beligerant and spouting off at the mouth and make this officer "feel threatened"......

Trustafarian

Cool story bro. Woof!

Nor'easter

Fact is the police attempted to contact owner, who would not answer because boyfriend in the house had a bench warrant for his arrest. Rather than face the police and go to jail over bench warrant, he hid in the house until the dog was shot and then came out to complain. He was subsequently arrested on the bench warrant. Name is Jesse Likes and he paid his fine to the court to stay out of jail later that day on a credit card. It is in the Sandusky Municipal Court records. (See Below)
Case Number: CRB 1201549B
Defendant(s): Likes, Jesse D
05/18/2012
DEFENDANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY
CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 05/18/2012 AT 9:00 AM
07/30/2012
DELAY PAYMENT FEE15.00
FINE AMOUNT $ 10.00
CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE 10.00, SUSP
COSTS 92.00, SUSP
11/19/2012
LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT
02/21/2013
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417364 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 147.00
LOCAL COURT COSTS $5.00
CREDIT CARD FEE
02/22/2013
WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED

starryeyes83

IN other words, the idiot boyfriend hid behind the dog -- wow what a man!

Rod Farva

There's too much random punctuation and ignorance in this crap to even read

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You got that right Imalley77 A person with "police" training is suppost to be able to handle sticky situations where they "feel threatened" better than that before resorting to "gun violence".

Rod Farva

I bet you deal with a lot of "sticky" situations ...

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Sandusky Regist...

Yea i used to make sticy buns you bum.

Rod Farva

I like sticy buns but sticky buns are better

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Sandusky Regist...

Yea yea yea so I have sticky keys on my keyboard too..........

Rod Farva

Your not supposed to blow it on the keyboard

Trustafarian

I bet you like sticky bums too, you little cheeky monkey!

Rod Farva

Slippery not sticky

ladydye_5

Yes they are like babies....I never left my babies unattended either. You do NOT leave a dog out in the yard unattended. Would you leave your CHILD in the yard unattended? Especially in sandusky?????? I own pets, I own a rottie myself....she is NEVER outside with out me, in the front yard she is on a chain, and she has a TAG! If this owner loved her "baby" she would have taken better care of it!

BytheBy

AMEN! She will never take responsibility though.

herbie_hancock

Don't know about you but I don't let my "babies" run around in the street chasing people. The analogy that he is going to shoot a human being next, for no reason other than they are acting stupid is so far out of reach that you are defeating your own cause.

dire wolf

Maybe the post office can get some training too? How 'bout the city shelling out a few bucks for setting up a class or seminar for people who are afraid of dogs of just how to handle a potential angry dog, without a "thunderdome" mentality. those that fear enough for their life to kill would probably jump at the chance to attend. It sounds like there are many more than you may have thought. Take positive steps here. make lemonade out of a lemon. find a way for love and peace, not war. Say no to the Thunderdome!

Rod Farva

This thunderdome idea sounds pretty enticing

herbie_hancock

or we could host a free class to teach people how to be responsible pet owners.

Informed

lmalley, those owners neglected their "baby". And regardless of whether you or anyone else feels their pet is their baby, it's not. It's an animal, and does not have the rights that people do. And before you go running off at the mouth about how I must not like animals, I have three pets, for which my family is completely responsible.

asweetnessabove

Very well said. I too have an ANIMAL. He is a huskey, (one of the dogs on the top ten most dangerous). If he were to have gotten out, and been aggressive and got shot. It'd be MY FAULT, and mine alone. I love my dog, but it would be my responsibility to make sure he was properly secured.

Thank you, I agree with you 100%.

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Informed you are so off the mark here. Although I recognize the importantance for both the dog owner and the cop that shot her and their respective ciscumstances,emotions, etc. it's not about the dog or it's owners lack of responsibility anymore. It's now about the way a "trained police office" who is suppost to "keep the peace" and resolve conflict misused his authority to use his weapon in public. In this instance the chief has recognized more situational training and less reliance on a weapon is in order.

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