The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board has substantiated charges against the cop after a police officer shot and killed a pit bull during a domestic violence call in Bronx. It states that he abuse his authority by shooting a dog.
On February 13 of this year, Officer Ruben Cuesta entered an apartment building on East 183rd street in the Bronx to investigate a domestic violence call. Surveillance footage obtained by the Daily News shows Cuesta and his partner standing outside the door of an apartment. When the door opens, a black pit bull emerges and Cuesta immediately draws his weapon and retreats into the stairwell. The dog follows him, but is wagging his tail and does not appear to be aggressive. Cuesta shoots the 70-pound-dog, named Spike.
As horrible as it sounds, wait until you watch the surveillance footage on nydailynews.com…
The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board has substantiated charges against a cop who shot and killed a beloved pit bull approaching him in a Bronx apartment building.
In findings acquired by the Daily News, the CCRB said Police Officer Ruben Cuesta abused his authority when he pumped a bullet into the pit bull’s head.
Cuesta and his partner were investigating a domestic violence call inside an apartment building on E. 183rd St. on Feb. 13 when he shot Yvonne Rosado’s 4-year-old pit bull Spike.
A surveillance video The News obtained shows Cuesta backing away from Spike — then shooting the 70-pound pooch from a few feet away as he slowly approached, wagging his tail.
Along with substantiating abuse of authority complaints, the CCRB recommended that Cuesta, who joined the NYPD in 2008, be retrained.
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