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Thu Oct 22, 2015, 06:34 AM

2. The officer Marcus Terry, went to the house to let the homeowner know she left her car door open.

According to the creators of the "Puppycide" documentary, a dog is shot by law enforcement officers every 98 minutes.

"When we first learned about puppycide, we assumed that these must be cases of police responding to threats on their lives from dogs trained to attack by criminal owners. That couldn't be further from the truth," filmmakers Patrick Reasonover and Michael "Oz" Ozias wrote on their Kickstarter page. "We found scores of videos and news stories about dogs who were laying down, tails wagging, even running away but still shot by officers who used lethal force as their first and only response."

The filmmakers said their documentary also explores the police perspective of dog-involved shootings.

"While some incidents involve callous officers too quick with the trigger, we found the issue is much bigger than that," the filmmakers said. "The lack of repercussions, policy changes, new equipment, or apologies, demonstrate how systemic this problem is. Experts have explained in interviews how police officers are not currently offered the simple training, tools, and support they need to change."

Terry has had many commendations over the past year, including eight in 2015. He had a single reprimand this year in February when he struck a mailbox with his patrol car and left the scene. Terry's sergeant recommended that he be fired, but a lieutenant who reviewed the investigation found that the incident did not meet the criteria for termination.

Terry was suspended for one day for hitting the mailbox.

As of Wednesday, the petition calling on the department to fire the officer had more than 14,000 signatures.

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