They Serve, Protect And Shoot Your Puppy




 ” Police in Harvey, Ill., shot a man in the back of the leg without cause, threatened to “shoot the shit out of” a witness with a camera, then shot to death a witness’s puppy, the wounded man and dog owner claim in federal lawsuits.
   Paul Manning sued the City of Harvey, its police Officer James Sinnot, and Officer O’Shea.
   In the second lawsuit, Karnischa Miller, who owned the 14-week-old puppy, sued the City of Harvey, Sinnot, and Officer Davres.
   Harvey, pop. 30,000, a far south suburb of Chicago, is 90 percent black and Latino.
   Manning claims he was walking down the street on Dec. 30, 2012, when the officers began following him in a squad car.
” Defendant officer stopped his car and told Mr. Manning, ‘Come here!’,” the complaint states.
” Mr. Manning had done nothing wrong, and, therefore, did not stop.
” Mr. Manning had no weapon or other objects in his hands.
” After a short distance of moving away from the defendant officer, Mr. Manning slipped and fell.
” As Mr. Manning tried to get up, one of the defendant officers willfully shot Mr. Manning in the back of his leg.”