Dog killed in SWAT raid
Commenters on ColumbiaMissourian.com have a myriad opinions about February's SWAT raid on a Columbia home.
Dozens of Columbia residents showed up for Wednesday night's meeting of the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board to talk about a February incident in which police officers killed a pit bull. Opinions ran the gamut, with many expressing outrage at the incident.
A raid caught on video tape puts Columbia in a negative spotlight across the country.
"We did some things wrong," said Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton at a Monday afternoon press conference held at the Columbia Police Department. "And I'm telling you, it won't happen again."
The decision to execute a drug warrant will now be made by higher-ranking officers, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
The Columbia Police Department has changed its process for deciding when to use its SWAT team for drug busts, Police Chief Ken Burton announced at a news conference Monday.
The Columbia Police Department came under fire for shooting a dog during a raid by its SWAT team that took place eight days after obtaining a search warrant. Should the police department hire a full-time SWAT force?
The fatal shooting of a dog during a Columbia Police SWAT team raid in February has prompted death threats after the YouTube video went viral, Chief Ken Burton said at a news conference Thursday.
Video of a February incident in which officers killed one dog and injured another has gone viral and prompted death threats against the officers involved.