On Sept 27, 2011 our Dogue de Bordeaux AKA: Gentle Giants , Our Sweet Capone was shot & killed by Lake Elsinore police while kicking in our door illegally (violating our the 4th amendment ) Its DISGUSTING to read what they say about us and the entire incident! Only to justify what they did. It was probably the most horrifying and traumatic experience I've ever gone through. "How can one sleep at night?" I ask my husband everynight, Its so sad and I'm so heartbroken over this and not to mention the RIDICULOUS things they arrested us for. Now, explain how a questioning turns into shooting & killing of our sweet capone ? Due to their lack of Judgement and their wrong info they were given, our home was violated, and our dog executed. So I can't wait till I'm able to tell the truth. My side the way it really happened NOT the media, the cops side, the truth our side, 100 % THE TRUE STORY! There was no reason to even shoot Capone he did nothing to deserve this! As our family is and has been devastated since. These guys are so cold and so very wrong. They kicked in OUR door without a search warrant. Violating our rights , while they let OUR dogs out (that they knew were right at the door) Still today unsure of why they felt exessive force was even neccessary, For what? We were both very respectful, polite and 100 % compliant. I guess the answer I gave them wasnt what they were looking for, " Im confused, and yes Id like an attorney present" and thats when I was told I was being placed under arrest, then after letting my husband know I was being arrested , IT GOT COMPLETLEY CRAZY!! Thats when all of a sudden, this "yahoo wanna be hero" detective kicked open our front door, letting our dogs out, both dogs ran right past them, probably they were a good 25-30 ft away in our own yard. And not once did either dog show any kind of aggression. No growling, no barking and in fact they never even acknowledged their presence at all, just tails a wagging so happy just to be outside, Capone he was sniffing for a place to go potty. He had his back facing them ( he was actually perpindicular to them) and his head down sniffing and I was in cuffs on our sidewalk and thats when I heard the investigator yell, "Contain your F'N dogs before I shoot them" Kevin ( my husband ) immediatly started to run, practically diving onto Capone. The officer already had their gun pointing straight at Capone. This cold hearted son of a bitch had absolutley NO reason to shoot him! I mean neither of the dogs were anywhere near them, its just sickening to think about it, Capone seriously did not care about these men because they are not and have NEVER been aggressive to any person or any other other animal EVER! They both are complete lovers so sweet, very socialized since day one. We got Dooley at 8 weeks old, Capone was born at our home around kids and always lots of people around him, he just loved his toys and had sooo much love in him....... As the detective was shooting at Capone he also hit, grazing Kevins foot hitting him putting a bullet hole in his boot. Not only do we feel they deliberatley put Kevin in harms way, they also shot Capone for NO REASON at all just pure evilness. I cant get the picture out of my head, Capone trotted down to our mailbox in the street where I was being shoved in the back of a cop car yelling "Please dont shoot my dog, dont let him die, Please stop! Capone was right in front of the car his eyes starring right into mine as if he were in trouble for something ,waiting for his mommy to "save" him. I dont think Ive ever felt soo helpless as I felt that day when I was watching this entire massacre go down, while I sat in the back of a cop car as there was now atleast 20 cops with every weapon imagineable pointing at my already dying Capone, our other dog Dooley and my husband Kevin. What a horrible horrible nightmare this was and still is. I begged these cops to PLEASE PLEASE call a vet , PLEASE DONT LET HIM DIE! They ignored me and just stood around laughing as if this were some kind of sick joke . 0I miss my boy soo much he was soo loved and our entire family has been affected by this. In fact our 11 yr. old son was at school , when this all happened at 9:30 in the morning. We asked the officers to please call a friend of ours to pick him up from school and we were promised, but of course that promise was NEVER met . Noah rode up on his bike while the cops that shot his friend he so loved were inside completley destroying our home. Noah was really affected by all this and has a BAD perception of the police now, and has been paranoid that they will come back again! Its very sad we have always taught him that they are here to protect him as he does NOT believe this today. Apparently they told him he could not get any water out of his own kitchen, as he kept asking where his parents were he had heard them insinuate to our friend that picked him up from our house that our dog WAS dead when they arrived, as if WE killed him. What a bunch of sick and heartless individuals. My husband , our son Noah and myself had only moved to lake Elsinore 4 months prior to this BAD TRAUMATIC experience and found out the hard way the cops here are nothing but a bunch of street thugs that plant, lie, and are trigger happy KILLERS! Not to mention this isnt the first time and Im sure it wont be the last time they shoot and kill an innocent family member. They have shot several other family dogs as well as their owners. In every report and news article I have read they all say the same thing, "The dog was acting aggressively" what a crock of SH**! They killed our baby our capone our sweet big ol Gentle Giant and it was obvious they had every intention to shoot both dogs, Needless to say we have been lied about, names slandered in almost every newspaper and were arrested for crimes that are so herendous and so way out! We have been monied to death with lawyers and weve also been kicked out of our home because of all of this B.S.!! I was advised by attorneys to not take action until the lies they told to the media and crimes they arrested for are done. Which our court date came and they never even filed! WHY??? If we really did do what they said , WE WOULD BE CHARGED and in jail. As Im sure they arent going to be so happy once WE take legal action against them. Now how disgusting to have to keep quiet about something not only you havent even done but have been total victims and took a member of our family from us . I just want to BLAST this all over the damn world. This happens all too much around the U.S and really needs to be stopped, and the only way is if people would just STAND UP for their rights and the rights our their pets. ( which there are none) since animals are only considered property and you rarely hear of anyone being compensated or the cops being held accountable for these sad unjustified tragedies . Unless its like the case that was on you tube for the entire world to witness. Really its a very sad, sad most of the time a NO WIN situation. I seriously hope that people start to realize this is a very serious epidemic and has become a daily occurance in the nation today. Is this how we want to live? Wake up America , were becoming a " Police State" and we are the only ones that can change this! Something needs to change here. Personally I no longer have any faith or trust in our law enforcement , and NEVER again will I believe a story I read or hear on the news ESPECIALLY stated from the police side since from our own experience has been nothing BUT LIES LIES LIES~~~ Please let Capone get the justice he deserves along with all the other innocent pets killed by the law enforcement! These heartless ANGRY cops need to be accountable just as we all would be.