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Police Shooting Pets Edited by Pamela L. Roudebush (2002)
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  • Overview of Legal Aspects of Police Shooting Pets
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  • New case! Viilo v. Eyre, --- F.3d ----, 2008 WL 4694917 (C.A.7 (Wis.)). Virginia Viilo sued the City of Milwaukee and two of its police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after an officer shot and killed her dog 'Bubba.' The court held that it is a violation of the Fourth Amendment for a police officer to shoot and kill a companion dog that poses no imminent danger while the dog’s owner is present and trying to assert custody over her pet.   

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