Adams County District Attorney’s Office
Animal activists showed up outside a Brighton courthouse once again on Monday morning as a Commerce City police officer pleaded not guilty after the shooting and killing a dog last fall.
Since the shooting of Colorado’s Corrections department chief late last month and the death of a district attorney in Texas last weekend prosecutors in both states have been more mindful than ever about personal security.
The Commerce City police officer who shot a dog and now faces charges appeared in court on Tuesday.
Colorado’s largest police organization, the Fraternal Order of Police, is calling a criminal charge against a Commerce City police officer who shot and killed a dog “outrageous” and the result “of a sensationalized media event.”