excessive force

Cops Shoot Dog and Jury Awards $330,000

A Chicago federal jury awarded a family a verdict of $330,000 after Chicago police officers raided a South Side Chicago home looking for criminal activity, but came up empty.  During the raid, the officers drew their guns.  One of the residents asked permission to lock up the family dog.  The officer refused, and when the animal came around the corner, the officer shot the dog.  The lawsuit alleged excessive force on the part of the police officers.