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Commerce City Police dog shooting: Owner devastated, confused by pit bull label

Update: When Gary Branson planned a trip out of town over Thanksgiving, his cousin offered to watch his beloved dog, Chloe, until his return. In the interim, though, tragedy struck: Chloe slipped out of the house and was killed by a Commerce City police officer in an incident caught on video. Branson has now stepped forward to share his outrage over the situation -- an emotion echoed by his attorney, who's prepared to sue the city over the incident.
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