A Louisiana police officer who flippantly smirked after shooting a friendly, tethered dog while his owner was handcuffed has resigned, just before “final disciplinary action” was taken against him.
Brandon Carpenter, a traveling musician from Portland, Maine, had his Newfoundland-golden retriever mix Arzy with him while visiting friends in Lake Charles, LA. They were walking around Sulphur, LA with another friend from Maine, Logan Laliberte. To dodge a rainstorm, the trekkers sought shelter in the back of an unlocked box truck in the parking lot of the Southwest Daily News.
Suspicious newspaper office workers called police, who sent officer Brian Thierbach to respond. The officer immediately became confrontational, according to the dog owner.