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Detroit to pay $100K for shooting death of dog

Posted at 6:14 PM, Feb 26, 2016

"You (expletive) took out their family pet," is what one Detroit Police officer could be heard saying on the dash cam recording after another officer, Darrell Dawson, opened fire on a man's dog that was tied up on the side of his house on Detroit's west side.

Babycakes, a French Mastiff, had been shot twice and lay dying as Detroit Police seemed to realize that there was no shooter at the house on Strathmoor.

Darryl Lindsay was inside eating when Dawson shot his dog and other officers surrounded the house.

Lindsay was questioned and eventually allowed to take Babycakes to a veterinarian where she died.

Lindsay was never charged.

At times on the dash cam recording, there appears to be confusion as to why they are at that particular location.

"It was not necessary, reasonable or legal for Defendant Dawson to shoot Babycakes because Babycakes was secured by a steel cable leash to the South side of Plaintiff’s house," according to a lawsuit.

This week, the City of Detroit agreed to pay Lindsay $100,000 to settle the case.

Click on the video above to see Kimberly Craig's report.