From the Tribune: "Chicago police on Tuesday launched an internal investigation against an officer whose pitbull killed a small dog at the Montrose Beach dog park last month, the department said. Its animal crimes team cited the officer, a five-year veteran, for failing to report that his dog bit another animal within 24 hours of the incident, which occurred March 17." The article goes on to say he has been relieved of his police duties while the investigation is ongoing.
Second City Cop addressed the attacking dog's owner in its blog: "Seriously? It's a Animal Bite Card, maybe a Damage to Property report. A civil suit wouldn't be out of the question, but minimally involved. And now your career is on the line? Not to mention the beating the Department is going to take in the media and in the minds of citizens who are just going to see another asshole copper thinking they're above the law and, truth be told, common decency."
It should be noted that the 19th District police officers passed out hundreds of flyers and went to the media to try to identify this guy. While nothing will bring back the small dog who was killed right in front of his owners (every pet owner's worst nightmare), at least now they have an answer to who owned the dog that did this and who should rightfully pay the very extensive vet bills incurred.
UU Note: Sadly, this sort of incident has happened before, as recently as 2010. We were reminded of by the reader who witnessed the previous attack. Very sad for all involved.