The arrest of a person in Granadilla (Tenerife) has unleashed controversy on social networks, since the national police officers shot three potentially dangerous breed dogs that, in defense of their owner, attacked the agents.
According to sources from the Provincial Police Station, three policemen were injured in the operation and the dogs were taken to the vet after being hit in non-vital areas.
In the video broadcast on Twitter you can see how two dogs attack one of the agents. The man tries to defend himself with a stick, but it falls to the ground. At that moment, one of his companions pulls out his gun and shoots the animals. Subsequently, the injured dogs approach the detainee, who is guarded by another police officer.
The capture has taken place within the framework of an anti-drug operation directed by the Granadilla Investigating Court 4 and in which there are eight detainees.
The controversy has caused the Animalist Party PACMA to denounce the actions of the agents of the National Police. The spokesperson for the political formation, Yolanda Morales, has affirmed that she understands the "delicate situation" for the National Police but maintains that "these are not the ways" to act in an arrest, for which she points out that "action protocols are urgently needed to the security forces" in this type of situation so that they can be addressed "with common sense" and not "with shots".
Along these lines, it requests the use of other non-lethal control systems to avoid seriously injuring or killing animals whose reaction is "normal and foreseeable" in this context.
On the opposite side, the Jupol union, the majority in the National Police, considers that the actions of the agents "strictly comply with current legislation and existing police protocols in the Police." He also accuses the Interior of leaving the police "in a situation of helplessness, abandonment and lack of protection" and again demands "the distribution of Taser pistols, the updating of the National Shooting Plan and the implementation of a psychological and law for national police officers involved in this type of situation".
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