I find it highly irresponsible for a police officer to pull his weapon and fire it at an unidentified target, especially one that wasn't threatening him. I don't believe in suing at the drop of a hat, but I'd definitely file charges against the officer personally and the department. There's no excuse.
ETA: While I agree the dog should have been secured in the back yard I cannot condone the actions of this officer. The dog was on their property not being a threat. He poked it with a stick for crying out loud! This officer is an embarrassment, no doubt about it.
Last edited by KMH; 09-05-2013 at 12:53 AM.