Alliance police officer who fatally shot dog will not face charges

Alliance police officer who fatally shot dog will not face charges

STARK COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Alliance police officer that shot and killed a dog that was running towards him will not face charges.

A local attorney involved in the investigation confirmed that Officer Joshua Tenney will not be responsible for the dog's death.

Officer Tenney's police body camera caught the moment that the dog was shot. In the video, he could be heard calling the dog near him. The dog eventually came running around the corner from a building towards him. When China got too close, Tenney fired his weapon and fatally stuck the dog.

The dog's owners said China and their two other dogs escaped through an opening in the fence. The owners said they thought the dogs were playing, but the officer got timid and fired his weapon.

Officer Tenney defends that he was forced to shoot the dog because China was charging aggressively.

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