Dog shooting incident investigation finds officers acted responsibly, followed protocol

Incident occurred May 30 on Parkside Circle

Round Rock Police Department has concluded the investigation of the dog shooting incident that occurred during the morning of Friday, May 30, at the 1700 block of Parkside Circle. The command staff has reviewed all of the information and has determined that the officers involved in the incident acted in a reasonable manner and followed proper department protocol.

Prior to this unfortunate event, the department had been working on additional training, purchasing equipment and reviewing current policies in dealing with aggressive animals. We have reviewed and selected a nationally recognized training program in dealing with aggressive animals. The training is currently taking place for all commissioned police officers.

We will continue to review our processes to ensure the safety of our officers as well as animals we encounter.

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