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.