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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Comments

BytheBy

Team Lucy is full of a lot of people very familiar with the law! You know, getting arrested, going to jail, going to court, getting arrested again. Repeat, repeat, repeat

DGMutley

"... You don't like the SPD or how our city is run? MOVE. We don't want or need your problems here. ..." <<< Father of 1

Really? In other words the only solution for Lucy was to put her down? Sorry to have to point this out to you, but you aren't making any points for the SPD.

rickross2

So, did a cop shoot a dog or something?

tzu4u

Very good move! It is nice to have the SPD act quickly on this. Using bullets is not the best way to deal with dogs.

BytheBy

It is when the public and an officer feel threatened.

OMG.LOL.WT_

How much was the dog's owner fined? I saw the pictures of her facing the judge but no mention of the outcome. That would be news.
Redaction: Found the long, boring, stupid video and my understanding now is she will be back in court later.
I would rather read news than watch a poorly produced video. CC would help.

doc5798a

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

BEHAPPY

What about his fellow police officers that wrote in the readers forum. First sentence he is not an animal lover, blamed the owner because they had calls on Lucy in the past. Well, I have a real problem with that. If they had calls on Lucy in the past, they knew the dog, they knew where she lived, they knew the owners, they handled it without SHOOTING and KILLING her in the past.....WHY THIS TIME?

Hoss McGee

All I have to say is her or her boyfriend had plenty of time to get up off the couch and check on the dog. Couldn't they hear her barking or were they just ignoring her? She didn't pay the past fines for the dog being out and about. So now she had more fines to pay. Which probably won't get paid. So the Crowbar (Home of the Strange Rangers) decides to have a benefit for her to possibly sue the City of Sandusky for shooting her dog. Well she needs to get over it and face the facts that its her fault the dog was shot!

DGMutley

I guess you missed the part about Wilson responding to the call in 3 minutes. Plenty of time? And, definitely no time to go up and knock on the door? Yeah, Hoss I got ya.

doc5798a

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Hoss McGee

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Darwin's choice

He (wilson) didn't think that far ahead! "So ok you say the officer just let the dog lay there and suffer. So let me ask you this what was the officer suppose to do?" Well, Hoss, wilson didn't think that far ahead, he had no "training" about what to do after shooting someone,or something. Lang didn't advise what to do or say after pulling the trigger. Who's next?

miktoxic

bytheby and hossmcgee are definitely gun owners and if they ever had a dog probably kicked it once or twice.

listen. the dog didn't even make an attempt TO BITE THE OFFICER!!!

these officers look like a bunch of scared little girls in the nation's eyes. i live 10 miles north of NYC and cops here don't shoot dogs. guess it's jsut better training or the fact after dealing with real criminals a dog isn't much of a threat even if it bites you.

what's the matter, these guys have never taken a punch before?

what a well-trained bunch of girl scouts. pathetic.

JohnDorian12

Im not saying we did anything wrong, but we are going to waste time and money to train the officers in something we didnt do wrong in the first place..uhm HUH??? If Lang is trying to appease the public and satisy them, hes more clueless than I thought he was, there will ALWAYS be something that those morons hate about that PD.....that city REALLY needs a new STRONG OUTSIDE THE CITY Police Chief....

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