WBAL's Ron Smith interviews the owner of Bear Bear, a Siberian Husky shot at an Anne Arundel County, Maryland dog park on the evening of Monday, August 2nd, 2010.
If you haven't heard about this story yet, it's very distressing. Originally Bear Bear's family was being stonewalled by Anne Arundel county police, who said that there was no evidence of criminal activity, and that no charges were being filed, and they would not release the name of the federal police officer that shot Bear Bear. Bear Bear later died of his injuries.
Due to public outcry, an Anne Arundel County Executive today announced that he is demanding an investigation into Bear Bear's shooting. Bear Bear's dad sent a note to a local blog about how he and his wife had been getting stonewalled all day by the Anne Arundel County police.
The Baltimore Sun reported about 30 minutes ago that due to public outcry, the Anne Arundel County Police have reversed their position and no longer consider the investigation complete. Please contact the following people to let them know how you feel about this incident. We NEED to keep the pressure on to ensure that they follow through with a thorough and FAIR investigation.
There is a photo gallery of photos of Bear Bear on the Baltimore Sun's site.
If you were at the dog park and witnessed the incident, PLEASE reach out to John Leopold, County Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs Office (where the shooter works) and ask that the officer is suspended and his weapon is taken away until a fair and thorough investigation has been concluded. Do it for Bear Bear and his family.
My good friend Meeshka lives near this dog park and posted about what her humans found out when they went to the dog park tonight to put up a memorial for Bear.