Baltimore City Police Shoot and Kill Beloved Pet

Published On January 5, 2013 | By CopBlock | Articles

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My heart goes out to those that lose loved at the hands of crazy police officers. Below is Stacy’s story about her beloved dog (pictured above).

My name is Stacy Fields and I am trying to get the story out to the public about what happened to my Kincaid. On New Years Day around 11 a.m. a BCPD officer was chasing a suspect through our alley. The suspect than jump our fence and into our yard. The officer pursued, the suspect into our outside basement stairs. Kincaid heard something going on outside, and I’m only assuming, he thought it was the neighbor coming out to feed him treats. He saw the officer and proceeded to bark, as I think any dog would do when a stranger is in their yard. My step father, Ed, came out to see why he was barking at and Kincaid stepped off of the porch, the officer (gun already drawn on the suspect) told Ed to grab the dog. As Ed reached to grab Kincaids harness the officer turned his back on the uncuffed and as of yet to be patted down suspect  and fired 6 bullets. The first 3 missed Kincaid and the last 3 hit him. He was hit twice in the head and once in the body. So not only did he shoot our beloved pet, he could have very well hit Ed with any of those stray bullets. Here is a link to the Facebook page made for him. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kincaid-Killed-by-Baltimore-City-Police/129570580537016

-Stacy Fields

 

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  • Common Sense

    FRANKFORD COUNTY- Stacy fields and her family had to bring in the New Year by witnessing their dog Kincaid being shot 3 times by a Baltimore police officer.

    According to the police report, the Baltimore police were called out New Year’s Day on a report of a domestic dispute involving Tavon Green, 31, and his former girlfriend. Green told police that his former girlfriend was “disrespecting him” and had told him to leave the home.

    View slideshow: Kincaid the dog killed by Baltimore police
    After a verbal spats with police, a detective told Green he was under arrest, prompting Green to jump a chain-link fence of a neighbor’s home. Police followed Green and found him hiding on the home’s rear basement steps.

    One of the officers drew his gun.

    At that time, a dog came out of the home and charged at the police officer. The officer shot and killed the dog, then took Green into custody after a brief struggle.

    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi stated “If the dog was aggressive towards the officers or threatened the officers or anyone else, we have the legal right to protect the officer or anyone else and make the situation as safe as possible.”

    Fields (Kincaid’s owner) disputes the police account and has stated “the officer used unneeded force.” “Kincaid had just turned 3-years-old and only barked at the officer; he didn’t charge.”

    Fields stepfather, who followed Kincaid out of the home, was about to grab his harness when the officer fired six shots, hitting Kincaid three times, twice in the head and once in his body.

    “He very well could have shot my stepfather,” Fields stated.

    Fields has called on police to apologize but has not received any response to her inquiries.

    Fields has started a Facebook page entitled, “Kincaid killed by the Baltimore city police.” The page that was started one day after his shooting, now has over 5000 fans. A petition that was started at the same time is entitled, “Justice for Kincaid – shot and killed by Baltimore police,” it has over 8200 signatures.

    The police are no longer using safe public protocol when discharging their weapons when confronted by a dog. Janneth Sanchez who is 7 months pregnant had her dog Chino by the hips when a CMPD officer opened fire killing him and injuring her other dog Ivy. A Brooklyn man and his dog were both shot while police were chasing a suspected drug dealer. An Oregon man was shot in the foot while a police officer was shooting at a dog. A Topeka Kansas police officer endangered the life of children and adults when he opened fire on a friendly dog named Dallas. This list is growing larger every day.

    Fields stepfather has now witnessed the recklessness the police officers pose with their shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitudes, and Kincaid is just another innocent statistic in the death toll that is growing larger every day by untrained police officers encountering dogs in public.

  • http://na simpleton

    “According to the police report,”…

    that’s usually when I stop reading.

  • rick

    How many pets killed by police every year? How many of these police were actually bitten?
    When running I have had countless dogs bark at me and run after me down into the road (very few fences)…number of time bitten? Zero. Number of dogs I have killed? Zero.

  • Winston

    Why don’t people start shooting back?

  • rick

    Also, two open petitions to the White House regarding police killing family pets. These and many other petitions regarding civil rights could use your signatures:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-justice-police-killing-our-family-pets/dwm2YphZ

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-murdering-family-dogs-police-officers-across-nation/XMyxrxbs

  • BluEyeDevil

    @Winston,
    They will be soon, that is what the cop trolls in this type of forum are scared of. They are smart to pay attention because as soon as they try to disarm us there will be a whole lot of dead cops!
    Isn’t that right C.S., T. and the like.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Former Trooper of the Year Admits to Violating DUI Procedure

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/utah-trooper-year-lisa-steed-admits-violating-dui/story?id=16029349#.UOiyKazhfTp

    Lisa Steed was named Utah Highway Patrol’s “Trooper of the Year” in 2007 for making more than 200 DUI arrests, but now all of her cases could be in question because she admitted she did not follow proper protocol while administering a DUI check.

    It is the second time Steed’s DUI arrests have gained notoriety. A 2009 dashcam video shows her Tasering a motorist who was later determined to be sober.

    “The cumulative facts may well have a significant ripple effect across every case she’s touched,” Salt Lake City attorney Joseph Jardine told ABCNews.com. “This could become the basis for overturning multiple convictions in the past.”

    Jardine is representing Theron Alexander, who claims Steed violated procedure when she administered a breathalyzer test before a field sobriety test in March 2010.

    “The credibility of an investigating officer is paramount. If you can’t trust the cop at their word, there’s very little left that you can trust with an investigation,” Jardine said.

    At a court hearing on Tuesday, Steed admitted that she had removed her microphone during the incident in order to perform an unauthorized action.

    “She specifically stated [Tuesday] that she took the microphone off so her superior wouldn’t know what she was doing,” Jardine said. “We’re concerned that she may have a tendency to stretch the truth when it suits her purposes. Our objective is to probe her credibility.”
    PHOTO: Utah Trooper Lisa Steed allegedly violated Utah Highway Patrol Policy when administering a DUI test. The accusation could call into question as many as 300 other DUIs she has handed out.
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    Steed’s attorney Greg Skordas does not believe that the incident is any reflection of his client’s credibility.

    “It doesn’t affect her credibility. It affects the way she does things, her ability to follow instructions,” Skordas told ABCNews.com. “It doesn’t mean she’s dishonest.”

    Skordas said that Steed was simply trying to give the person she had pulled over “the benefit of the doubt” by skipping straight to the breathalyzer test and not having them get out of the car.

    “It wasn’t anyone she knew. I think she was just being overly sensitive,” Skordas said. “There wasn’t any bad intent. It was one of those, no good deed goes unpunished.”

    This is not Steed’s first run-in with the law. In 2009, a police car dashcam recording caught her Tasering a man during a DUI stop after he refuses to get out of his car, saying he’d like to call a lawyer.

    The man, Ryan Jones, can be heard calmly saying, “Ma’am, please don’t shoot me with a Taser,” before Steed zaps him and he beings to scream. When Jones was eventually tested, his blood alcohol level was a 0.03, well below the legal limit.

    The case was settled in November 2011 when the state paid Jones $40,000 without admitting wrongdoing.

    When asked about the Taser case, Skordas said, “She took her lumps, she was reprimanded and we move on.”

    “Unfortunately, you have 300 cases and two go south and then all of a sudden you have a history,” he said. “She wasn’t named Trooper of the Year because she has a history. She works very, very hard and had a couple of unfortunate incidents, which she also stepped up to the plate for.”

    Steed has not been charged with a crime at this point, but Jardine believes she has a “huge insubordination problem” that needs to be dealt with.

    “It’s hard to say why she would do it specifically,” Jardine said. “Is it pressure from her past achievements? Is it her desire to outdo the other officers in the state? Is it for advancement? Is it for all of the above? Who knows?”

  • BluEyeDevil

    The police shoot innocent pets, children running from them, they lie in report on these incidents, they finger bang innocent women on the side of the road, shoot and beat handcuffed people, trump up imaginary charges, illegally arrest people for filming, step on the constitution to right you a ticket, taze old people (can’t say anymore about that makes me sick), choke out and arrest other police, medics and firemen (LOL, they eat their own), illegally destroy evidence against themselves, enforce unconstitutional laws, etc. etc. etc.,

    THE QUESTION IS: WHAT WONT A COP DO?

    SHORT ANSWER: WHATEVER THEY ARE TOLD TO DO! SOUND FAMILIAR (NAZI’S)

    The illegal actions by the cops are exactly why people like common sense, t., BTJ, and turds like that hang around in this forum. They understand that knowing your enemy is strategic planning in the shit storm that is coming……….why else would they be here.

  • Common Sense

    Double points, you mentioned the ‘revolution’ and ‘nazi’ – way to go!

  • 1605

    How is it that mailmen, UPS, Mormons, FedEx, Jehovah’s Witnesses, meter readers and every body else seems to be able to negotiate their way through life without having to kill dogs?

    This is another “just give me a reason” killings” by an officer who had already decided he was going to use his gun on someone or something.

    I want the cop trolls here on copblock to start each day and each shift with a vow to not kill. You can do it, simply do not kill that day/that shift. Once you’ve become comfortable with it, please encourage your co-conspirators to do the same.

  • Common Sense

    I wonder if those individuals were armed with a pistol/revolver, then perhaps they might fire on aggressive dogs. I can only assume department policy/insurance issues prevent those employees from carrrying a concealed/OC handgun.
    Remember, you are entirely liable for your pets actions provided the person bit/attacked was on the property legally but even in some states, someone who unlawfully trespasses, can still file a lawsuit against a homeowner for a dog bite.
    In this story, the carrier seeks $300,000 in damages for a dog bite.
    http://madisonrecord.com/issues/366-personal-injury/247226-usps-mail-carrier-sues-collinsville-couple-over-dog-bite

    The USPS reported 5600 employees ‘victimized’ by aggressive dog last year.

    http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22336/pdf/pb22336.pdfdogs.

    Meter readers also are attacked. This is one story from Michigan that estimates 1-2 attacks on meter readers per month. It appears they had 14 from January – August 2012.

    http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/08/consumers_energys_meter_reader.html

    http://www.katv.com/story/20122650/dog-bites-meter-reader

    And, to my knowledge, there is no legal requirement or burden to be met for someone, anyone, to wait until they are bitten to defend themselves.

  • Artie

    Of course there’s no legal burden. No moral burden for their kind, either. And, it takes one to support one.

  • certain

    But shoot or otherwise harm a police dog that is actually attacking you and you will be charged.

    Nope, no double standard here, move along.

  • BigPoppaAZ
  • Silvestri

    @Common Sense: You are correct. And if the police officer was attacked by a dog on the street or at the front door then I could totally agree.
    However, this is when they go into the back yard or inside the house. On this I can technically agree as they are defending themselves on duty. It is common knowledge that dogs protect their domain. They may not bite but they still will run towards the intruder to investigate. According to what you quoted, this will always be considered a hostile act and can warrant deadly force. If meter maids, USPS, utility workers, etc. had carry permits they might react the same as a police officer; Since they normally don’t go beyond the front yard without permission from the owner, which would end up with any menace from the dog being taken care of.

    Personally, I do not like anyone treating populated areas as free-fire zones. As usual, I could point out to non-lethal ways of dealing with animals/people. Also, if you go onto private property that is not visible from the street, there is a chance you might encounter people who live there.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/calif-police-respond-to-womans-911-call-and-then-accidentally-shoot-her/
    They were working on a 911 call about a ‘suspicious man wearing a ski mask’ which means: pistols out and fingers on the trigger.

  • t.

    @Common Sense: Did you notice how no one mentioned your post about how many UPS, FedEx and mailmen are attacked each year. Huh, wonder why. No, that’s not true, I know why.

  • 1605

    Ok, I’ll mention it, troll.

    Give em guns, you’re right. To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But, fuck it, why not let the postman in on killing people’s dogs instead of allowing the free market to compensate a person who gets bit either through owner restitution or insurance.

    Stupid ass.

  • Silvestri

    Back to the topic: Yes, people get attacked by dogs in public areas or private properties without gates. The subject dog in question was in an enclosed environment.
    A police officer jumped the gate, followed the suspect onto the backs steps that led to the basement, encountered the dog, determined that his life was in danger, and shot it.
    I’m not arguing that the officer cannot do that. I wanted to point out was that this particular dog was on the property behind a fence. It was not roaming the front yard or public property. Does this mean that it is not safe for your dog to be in a fenced property because this might happen?

  • Artie

    Of course this _might_ happen, Sivestri, if an armed thug trespasses and attack your family dog.

  • http://clarkcountycriminalcops.wordpress.com clarkcountycriminalcops

    @t….says, “@Common Sense: Did you notice how no one mentioned your post about how many UPS, FedEx and mailmen are attacked each year.”

    Well I for one think Common Sense’s statistics are very telling. In 2011 more than 5,500 postal workers reported have an encounter with an aggressive dog, yet postal workers didn’t take a single canine life.

    One must reason that postal workers are much braver than cops, or at least smart enough to outwit the dog. Cops continue to prove central their emotion is fear.

    Is it too much to ask that out police officers be at least as brave as our mail carriers?

  • Common Sense

    In regards to the Commerce City offcier, he was charged with a felony for shooting the dog on the catch pole. I read an article where a mail carrier/UPS did strike and kill a dog with an iron rod of some type. No criminal charges were issued. The issue is if/were UPS, USPS, Fedex etc armed would there be a greater likelyhood of those individual who feel threatened by a dog, to fire on them? Its also noted that meter readers, mail carriers etc can deny services if a residence has what they feel is an aggressive animal, the police typically cannot. You are allowed in some areas to in fact own an ‘aggressive animal’ provided you have safeguards in place, but your possession could deny you the ability to get mail/parcels delivered to your home. Pet owners are responsible for their dogs actions. Because “he’s never bitten anyone before” or “wouldn’t hurt a flea” doesn’t meant it won’t, in fact, bit someone, or free them from the liability of it. Even the sign “beware of dog” acknowledges you in fact own an aggressive animal and will certainly be a factor in a civil proceeding. Civil and criminal law have to separate burdens, 51% vs 99.9%. The dog owners can only recover the cost of the property destroyed. When you hear of large judgements over the death/killing of a pet, apart from some punitive award, its somewhat misleading. They don’t separate out the actual award and break down attorney fees (including experts and whatnot), violations of say 4th Amendment, 14th Amendment, they just publish the amount. Of that amount, 1/3 typically goes to the attorney, 2/3 to the plantiff, then they must pay tax on that of 20-30%. A pet owner will get, for example, $50,000 for a search warrant gone wrong where a pet was killed. The money isn’t for the dog, its for the Constitutional violaiton itself for crunching the wrong door.

  • Artie

    Takes a lot of practice to say that with a straight face, doesn’t it?

  • Artie

    Photo documenting the officer’s service to the community:
    http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/kincaid-the-dog-killed-by-baltimore-police

  • Common Sense

    No, facts are rather easy.

    The main difficulty with the typical CB’er is they cannot separate emotion from a situation/incident and look at, or wait for facts and additional information.

  • 1605

    No, facts are rather easy.

    The main difficulty with the typical cops is they cannot separate emotion from a situation/incident and look at, or wait for facts and additional information.

    They kill at will and get away with it in great number.

  • Artie

    The problem isn’t with the resulting emotions, the problem is with what had occurred in the first place, namely the gratuitous killing perpetrated by a violent sociopath.

  • Amigajoe

    I live in Baltimore. There is no Frankford County. Not in the entire state of Maryland

  • Artie

    Another killing of a dog inside a fenced yard in Las Vegas, one more in Lafayette NC. Day in and day out. Thank you for your service.

  • FirearmsInstructor

    Really, police can’t deny services??? Get a clue, folks. Cops have absolutely no legal duty or requirement to come to the aid of or protect ANY particular individual. That was established years ago in the case of the women who were raped repeatedly in their home in DC for hours and the police never responded to the 911 call. Cops can respond to a call to your residence and sit outside and listen to the mayhem being perpetrated within and do nothing. When the perp decides to leave they can apprehend him then. They are under no requirement to save you from the actions of criminals even if they are right there on the scene.

  • Roxie

    It’s just too bad the perp didn’t jump that cop and beat his a$$ as soon as the cop turned his ignorant back! I am soooo glad I live in an area where an officer is more likely to give a treat or a pat than attack for no good reason. But then, most of ours are trained to do double duty and SAVE animals instead of compensate with a big gun! C’mon, be honest common sense… You ARE compensating, aren’t you?

  • Chef Boyardee

    It’s a goddam pit bull! I’d have shot it too!

  • Artie

    Chef: I am sure you would be just as excited about killing a dog of any other breed, or anything that moves, for that matter.