I'm a house inspector for a property management company and this is one of my territories. I had a similar incident. A police officer and his police K-9 lived next door to a vacant house we were managing. The officer regularly parked his patrol car in my house's driveway, which was fine, except one day when I was doing an inspection, the officer and the dog were out, in their yard. Well, when the cop wasn't looking, the dog bolted straight at me and leaped for my head. I dodged him and then was able to fend off the dog until the cop could get him under control. After the incident, I asked the cop to move his car from my house's driveway, and he told me no. He never apologized for the attack, and has refused to stop trespassing on my property. There is no one to help me because it is a small town and he is a police officer.
These police officers think that the law doesn't apply to them and they take advantage of the economically poor and uneducated citizens that they are supposed to protect. I guarantee if the roles were reversed and the kid's pitbull had bitten the officer, the dog would all ready be dead. In fact, the cop probably would have shot the dog on the spot.
These types of double standards, set by the people put in place to protect our communities, are absolutely disgusting.
December 23, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.