Arkansas dispatchers receive threats after dog shooting


CONWAY, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas dispatchers have received hundreds of threats after a sheriff’s deputy shot a small dog.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office received more than 300 calls the day after the shooting. The office’s website and social media have also been flooded with messages.

The backlash comes after a video was released showing K-9 handler Keenan Wallace shooting a Chihuahua on Friday near Conway. Wallace had been responding to a call about a dog attacking a woman. Wallace was later fired.

Faulkner County Prosecutor Carol Crews urged residents to stop harassing the sheriff’s office. She says residents need to be patient so she has time to review the case and consider possible charges.

Crews say she also plans to investigate all threats made after the shooting.

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