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Woman sues after Chicago cop shoots her dog

A woman is suing the city of Chicago for an incident in which a police officer shot and killed her one year old dog.

According to the complaint, on October 1, 2008, someone in plaintiff Beverly Thurman's neighborhood called 311 to report a loose dog in the area.  The complaint states that when defendant police officer Groman arrived, he spoke to the mail carrier who identified the residence of the dog, whose name was "Roscoe," and that he knew the dog was not aggressive. 

The complaint further states that defendant Groman then exited the squad car immediately grabbed his firearm and shot Roscoe. 

Plaintiff Beverly Thurman was at work at the time of the incident but her brother Darnell Thurman was at the residence when he heard the gunshot, ran downstairs and found Roscoe had "walked two houses down the street before lying down and dying."

The complaint states that Darnell Thurman then called plaintiff at work and, when she arrived home, she was issued a ticket by defendant Groman for her loose dog and told she would be incarcerated if she didn't sign it. 

When plaintiff later asked for the remains of Roscoe, she was told they could not find him. 

Read the complaint after the jump.

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