Judge Advances Case Against Cops Who Killed Man’s Dog

The picturesque May morning was off to a seemingly normal start for George Aguaristi, a self-described animal lover who lived alone in a rural neighborhood in California’s agricultural heartland. But before Aguaristi even stepped outside, a neighbor knocked on the front door with unsettling news: A squad of law enforcement officers surrounded and entered Aguaristi’s gated property just after sunrise, then shot his dog and used his property as a urinal.

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