This particular shooting happened in my town and has been incredibly poorly handled by the police. That video is tough to watch. According to the police it doesn't matter if you lock the gate, if they decide to do an emergency search of your property, they will jump the gate or take the gate down. Your dog just isn't safe in your backyard if you aren't home in Salt Lake City. The police chief has agreed to meet with the Humane Society and review their policies, but this has really made a lot of people upset here. I know Ollie would run right up to anyone that entered my yard, likely jump on them because he is 1 and we are still working on that. Since he is a GSD, I assume an officer would just shoot and ask questions later.
The really awful part of this story is the child was found safe, asleep in the basement of his home at almost the exact time the dog was shot. Total waste of life.