When 7 year old shar-pei Nala was lost, thirsty and confused cops were called to get the animal into custody so that she could be returned to her owner. When authorities eventually arrived, what they did will absolutely shock you.
Officer Schmidt held down Nala while officer Bolger did the unthinkable. He pulled out a knife and slashed the dog’s throat, slaying the animal. Right before killing her, the officer said “I’m going to gut this f-ing thing!” His defense? According to Filming Cops:
In a twisted turn of events, the cop’s defense is now that the dog actually killed itself.
It was only after the dog “strangled itself to death” that the officer decided to slit its throat, and thus he was not the true killer, according to the new claims.
A motion has been filed in the Baltimore Circuit Court that asserts that Officer Bolger did not actually kill Nala when he slit Nala’s throat because the dog already “strangled itself to death.”
We wish we were making this up, but it’s actually the defense that the cop intends to rely upon.
What’s even more upsetting is that it’s more than a year after the initial slaying and Bolger has still not been convicted. His partner will be walking free.
Officer Schmidt will not be convicted for his role in the slashing death of 7-yr-old Nala, a pet dog who was non-aggressive, according to reports.
“You could hear the dog screaming and crying in pain,” said Sandy Fleischer, a neighbor who witnessed the slaying of the dog.
“I did see one officer that had been extremely aggressive that did have his knee into her chest that was tightening the noose. It seemed (they were doing it) relentlessly and unnecessarily,” she continued.
As Officer Schmidt held down the dog by force, Officer Jeffrey pulled out a knife and used it to slice open Nala’s neck, according to reports.
Officer Jeffrey has been charged with Animal Cruelty, but has not been convicted yet. As for Officer Schmidt, it has been decided by courts that he will not be convicted.
He was “following police protocol, and we’re very satisfied with the State’s case,” said his attorney.
What about officer Bolger? Well, he was just doing his job.
After pulling out a knife and slashing a dog’s throat while another officer held the dog down, Officer Jeffrey is now asking that the judge will drop the charges of animal cruelty.
His defense is that he was “just doing his job,” according to a report by CBS Baltimore.
“That’s crazy to me, crazy to me. I mean own up to what you did. Accept responsibility,” said Sarah Gossard, the dog’s owner.
What do you think? Was Bolger just doing his job or did he commit a heinous crime in slaying the dog?
Source: Filming Cops