Monday, July 12, 2010
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East Haven Cop Shoots Dog in Front of Children
It was an idyllic afternoon in this quiet East Haven neighborhood. At Michael Dadio’s house on George Street, his girlfriend’s kids played in the back yard while his dad mowed the lawn.
Then the cops showed up.
They killed the family dog, tasered Michael Dadio Sr. and then arrested him — all because he didn’t show up to court on DUI charges. (Dadio Sr. was not available for comment.)
This overreaction by two East Haven police officers — in front of children — has upset neighbors on a street where many families own dogs.
“The way this happened was totally reckless,” says Dadio Jr. He says he went to the police to complain and was told, “It’s just a dog.”