By D - United Kingdom
Today, I was walking down the street when a police officer started walking behind me with his dog. I sped up and tried to cross the road. He took this as suspicious and got the dog to take me to the floor. I've been afraid of dogs since I was 5. FML
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  Vash_41288  |  10

Do they have to say anything? I doubt OP looked like that much a threat, could be use of excessive force. The officer could have just spoken to them and said something, them of OP tool off running or looked to be getting a weapon use the dog


3- I think the cop was thinking more on the narcotics side. Police dog=drug dog, a lot of suspects try to flea and drop their drugs along the way so the cop can't find it to charge them with it which is stupid because running is a felony. It happens all the time on cops lol

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  Keyman1212  |  14

I feel that an officer of the law would be pretty unsympathetic to your plight, they hear every excuse in the books while on the job. That being said, I feel bad for you OP, I know if it'd been a clown chasing me, I probably would have shat my pants at some point.

  stro88  |  6

Seems more like excessive force because he needs to go off reasonable suspicion before he can react unless he gave a verbal command and op disregarded it then I think he could make a decision to react but it still seems a little excessive to me.

  DomoGenesis  |  3

Still the bacon of the law offered no verbal warning or an attempt to communicate with OP. I think it's a bit overkill to attack someone with a dog just because they began to walk away.

  DiscoKiller  |  4

The police are not employed to go around making people uncomfortable. The officer should have requested that the OP stopped, then asked why they were running - OP could have explained that they were uncomforatble around dogs and the officer could have requested a search after removing the dog from the situation. Simply setting the dog on them was unreasonable force and the OP has a case to press charges against the officer. I personally would do so, and inform the press, a lot of police are simply bullies with power and they are overly protected by their governing bodies, they treat everyone with suspicion despite us supposedly all being innocent until proven guilty. The police just see everyone as criminals that havent been proven guilty of anything yet.

By  Lei_Aili  |  18

That sucks. I used to be terrified of dogs when I was a kid. I grew out of it eventually, though. I'm not really sure how, just one day I wasn't afraid anymore.

By  akallaan  |  7


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  ShroomsOnAcid  |  16

Seriously. I saw a bunch of pigs scream like banshees and tackle an underage girl to the floor for being drunk and having a slight slur in her speech on Cops or some other show like that. She literally wasn't doing anything but just looking a bit buzzed, but when she admitted that she had been drinking, about 5 of them ganged up on her and took her down immediately. Ridiculous, albeit funny.


If someone makes it obvious that they are trying to get away from a cop (never mind that it was actually the dog) then it looks very suspicious, like they had committed a crime and so this is NOT unnecessary force.


How is it unnecessary? From the cop's point of view the OP was trying to get away from him/her, looks very suspicious and is grounds to detain the OP

Edit: Sorry about double post stupid app made it look like first one wasn't added..

  audiophileMom  |  11

13, no17 is right. I hate dogs aswell because they tend to scare my son but it's actually the owners that are the ones who need to be put down if anything. There are also respectful dog owners and handlers with well trained dogs.

  thatonename  |  7

You have to give a verbal warning before you release the dog for just this reason. You have to give the suspect a chance to surrender before you just sick a dog on them.