L.A. deputies shot dog, let him bleed to death, lawsuit alleges

Chico Blue, a 5-year-old pit bull, was allegedly killed by Sheriff's Department deputies in Pico Rivera, according to a lawsuit.

Sheriff's Department deputies in Pico Rivera allegedly threw a chair at a dog, fired Tasers at his face, shot the animal twice with a gun and let him bleed to death, according to a lawsuit filed in Superior Court.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday at the Norwalk courthouse, alleges that the 5-year-old pit bull named Chico Blue was "senselessly tortured and killed" by deputies who responded to the Pico Rivera neighborhood after a shooting on Dec 6.

Members of the group Expand Animal Rights Now said the incident is part of a larger pattern of law enforcement violence against dogs, including the recent killing of a Rottweiler by police in Hawthorne. That shooting, captured on video and posted on YouTube, has sparked outrage and prompted investigations of the officers' actions.

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