Police chief says shooting of pit bull was justified

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Plymouth Plymouth's police chief is standing behind an officer who shot a pit bull three times.

The officer was called by neighbors on Friday, when the dog got loose for the second time in two days.

A statement from the Plymouth Police Department says the dog charged at the officer three times, prompting each shot.

Police chief David Bacon tells our reporting partners at the Plymouth Pilot , that the officer acted within department policy.

That policy provides for use of force when an animal is endangering the officer or others.

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