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Texas officers cleared of wrong-doing in case of dog who was shot in house

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According to Wednesday's Fox 7 News, the Round Rock, Texas, police officers who were involving in the fatal shooting of a man's Rottweiler, have been cleared of any wrong-doing.

Following an investigation by the Round Rock Police, the shooting of Russell Lane's eight-year-old Rottweiler, "Bullet," was deemed "justified," and the officers were said to have followed protocol.

Bullet was shot in late May inside of his owner's home - the family's security alarm had gone off and the officers responded. A home surveillance camera captures the three officers opening the front door and entering the house - the actual shooting of Bullet was not recorded.

Lane is upset with the department's findings - he told Fox 7:

Accountability starts with admitting that you've done something wrong. If they aren't willing to do that, then I'm going to let federal court decide that because I feel it did violate my civil rights. They say that a dog is property in the state of Texas, you can't deprive me of my property without due recourse,"

The officers who were involved in the shooting have stated that Bullet was growling at them before they fired the seven shots which killed him.

Prior story here.

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