After an Arlington police officer shot their dog five times in October, Robert "Buck" and Natalie Yandle hoped that an administrative review would conclude that the use of deadly force was unjustified.
They wanted disciplinary action taken against officer Jesse Davis for killing Bucky, their family pet who they say also served as an "emotional support animal" for their autistic 8-year-old son.
But police officials found that Davis acted appropriately when the American Rottweiler/basset mix charged out the front door and toward Davis as he, another police officer and an animal control officer investigated a dog bite report the afternoon of Oct. 4.
Police were summoned after an 11-year-old boy told his grandfather that a dog had chased him on the way home from school, knocked him down and bit him in the back.
The boy had a bruise, but his skin was not broken, police said. Natalie Yandle disputes the police's version of events, including that the officers had asked for the dog's vaccination records before he got out.
"Some of the things that are in there are straight-up lies," she said of a recent report detailing the findings of the administrative review.
An animal control official initially told the family that the bite victim had no injuries, she said.
"Now in the report it says there was a bruise," she said.
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