Facebook campaign "Justice for Cisco" puts pres...
Facebook campaign "Justice for Cisco" puts pressure on Austin police over dog shooting
The Austin Police Department is battling what appears to be worldwide outrage after an officer shot and killed a dog in a botched dispatch call. And the outrage is not likely to be tamped down after the release of video and audio of the shooting from the officer's squad car.
APD held a press conference Monday to try and explain how the officer, who was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call Saturday in East Austin, ended up shooting a dog named Cisco owned by Michael Paxton.
Over 20,000 people have joined a Facebook page called "Justice for Cisco" in 24-hours. And the page's followers have been heard loud and clear at Austin Police Department headquarters where they have been fielding what they say are "angry" phone calls all day long.