The Des Moines, Wash., family who lost their dog, "Rosie," after police officers shot and killed her in 2010, will be receiving a sizable settlement from the Des Moines police department.
According to Thursday's Sky Valley Chronicle, Rosie's owners, Charles and Dierdre Wright, settled a lawsuit with the department, and will be receiving $51,000.
Rosie, a Newfoundland, had escaped from her yard back in November, 2010.
Responding police officers chased her for several blocks, used a Taser on her, and ultimately, shot her several times. Rosie died not far from her own home.
Following Rosie's shooting death, the Wrights sued the department on allegations that their civil rights had been violated.
The officers involved in Rosie's death initially reported that the dog was behaving aggressively. Their story dissolved when a dash cam video was released that revealed that Rosie was fearful, and looked to be trying to run from the people who were chasing her.
Following Rosie's death, there was a huge outpouring of support and neighbors even held a memorial for her shortly thereafter.
The Wrights are still in the process of seeking approximately $90,000 from the city for attorney fees and fees resulting from the investigation.
Prior story on this shooting at this link.
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