Demonstrators and dogs demand justice for slain canine; officer's hearing postponed

Chloe supporters rally at Adams County Courthouse

BRIGHTON, Colo. - More than a dozen demonstrators and their dogs gathered outside of the Adams County Courthouse Tuesday to show their support for Chloe, the pit bull mix who was fatally shot by a police officer last November.

A hearing for the officer involved was scheduled to take place at the courthouse Tuesday, but it was postponed until April.

“We want to support the law enforcement, but in doing so we believe that the law enforcement has to be held accountable when they do something that is blatantly wrong,” said Terry Sublette, one of the demonstrators who arrived to support Chloe.

A neighbor’s camera recorded Officer Robert Price killing the dog in Commerce City on Nov. 24. Price justified his actions, saying that the dog was being aggressive.

The incident prompted an investigation by Commerce City police and inspired a public protest by more than 100 Chloe supporters in December.

Price’s hearing will occur in April and, if convicted, he would not be able to serve as a police officer again.

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