Thank you for reading and sharing my blog, and several tips - one finally helped to identify the man who's dog allegedly attacked and killed a Pomeranian on St. Patrick's Day at Montrose Dog Beach (Mondog). Of course, I passed each of those tips on the Chicago Police Department.
One tip was emailed from Mr. John Doe. He identified the man pictured repeatedly on my blog (and in the media and the Mondog website) as a Chicago Police Officer. It turned out that Mr.Doe was correct. Police investigators, as confirmed on WGN-TV, said this is the guy who's dog killed another dog.
Overall, in my experience most people - police officers VERY much included - care about dogs. And the police were taking this matter seriously (arguably more than some might think). It makes me very sad that this apparent show of extreme irresponsibility, and lack of remorse happens to be a police officer. I don't believe this man represents your average CPD officer at all! I applaud the police handling of this matter thus far, and the hard work of the animal crimes unit.
No details (so far) on what charges may be assessed. But this man (not identified by name officially) has been relieved from 'police powers,' according to a media report.
Media reports indicate he's also been cited for failing to report a dog attack.