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New bodycam footage released, shows Minneapolis cop shoot two dogs in owner’s backyard

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WARNING: graphic content. New bodycam footage shows different perspective from the dog shooting incident. – Jul 24, 2017

UPDATE July 24 2:40 p.m.: New police bodycam footage has been released showing the moment a Minneapolis police officer shot and seriously injured two pet dogs in their owner’s backyard on July 8.

Mike Padden, the attorney representing the LeMay family, who owns the two dogs, released the footage on July 21, challenging Officer Michael Mays’ account of the shooting.

The officer claims that he opened fire on the dogs after they charged at him. But the owners of the dogs said at a press conference Thursday the bodycam footage, as well as her own security camera footage, disproves Mays’ claims.

In the bodycam video you can hear officer Mays apologizing for shooting the pets while declaring his love for dogs.

The Minneapolis Police Department has yet to take a position on officer Mays’ actions while he was responding to a false security alarm call at the home. The case is currently under investigation.

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Minneapolis police are investigating the incident after a video of a cop shooting two dogs in a fenced-in backyard has surfaced online.

The Minneapolis Police Department have released a statement July 9 saying the police officer was responding to a burglary alarm.

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Surveillance video posted on Facebook shows an unidentified cop holding a gun in Jennifer LeMay’s backyard. A dog is then seen approaching the officer with a wagging tail before the cop takes a few steps back.

Moments later, the cop shoots at the dog. A second dog then runs in and the cop appears to shoot at that dog as well. The dogs run away from the cop before he is seen jumping the fence and leaving the residential backyard.

WATCH: Security camera footage shows cop shoot dogs in backyard. Warning contains disturbing content. 

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Video shows Minneapolis cop shoot two dogs in owner’s backyard – Jul 10, 2017

Police have not responded to calls by Global News, however they issued a statement saying they are investigating the incident.

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LeMay, the dogs’ owner says that the dogs were not attacking or charging at the officer. On Facebook, she said one of the dogs, named Rocko, is doing well after surgery. He was shot in the side, face and shoulder. The other dog named Ciroc suffered a jaw fracture after he took a bullet to the face.

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LeMay has posted updates on Facebook including a video that shows the two dogs resting at home.

LeMay told local newspaper StarTribune that the dogs are Staffordshire terriers that her family have had since they were puppies. The dogs are reportedly emotional support animals for her two sons who suffer from anxiety.

As well, she told the local paper that she was away camping when the incident happened but her daughter was home and accidentally triggered the alarm.

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