“I was shocked that he was a cop and he displayed this sort of behavior of not taking responsibility,” Audrey Fisher said this morning, a day after the officer was suspended while the department investigates the attack last month.
"I wanted him to stop and talk to us. . . and he just wouldn't," Fisher said. “He was unremorseful. He didn’t have any remorse, he thought it was funny. All he cared about was how he was going to get out of that beach.”
Witnesses say the off-duty officer's pitbull attacked Willy, a 2½-year-old Pomeranian Papillon mix, as the small dog played with a pink ball on the beach on March 17. Willy died three days later.
Fisher said the attack started when her 12-year-old daughter threw the ball and Willy caught it. The pitbull also wanted the ball and clamped its jaws around Willy's abdomen and shook the small dog, she said.
“A man started punching the pitbull in the head, but it wouldn’t let go,” Fisher said.