The Austin Police Department is battling what appears to be worldwide outrage after an officer shot and killed a dog in a botched dispatch call. And the outrage is not likely to be tamped down after the release of video and audio of the shooting from the officer's squad car.
APD held a press conference Monday to try and explain how the officer, who was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call Saturday in East Austin, ended up shooting a dog named Cisco owned by Michael Paxton.
Over 20,000 people have joined a Facebook page called "Justice for Cisco" in 24-hours. And the page's followers have been heard loud and clear at Austin Police Department headquarters where they have been fielding what they say are "angry" phone calls all day long.