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Old 08-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #202
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Default Re: Hawthorne Police Arrest Photographer and Kill His Dog (NSFW)

Looks like Mr. Rosby has been busy.

POSTED: 08/13/13, 1:24 PM PDT |
The owner of a Rottweiler that was fatally shot by Hawthorne police, prompting protests and threats against the department when a video of the shooting was circulated online, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday on a series of felonies, including dissuading a witness and making criminal threats.

Leon Cordell Rosby, 52, was charged Friday with two felony counts each of dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime, intimidation of a witness and making criminal threats, along with one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Rosby was expected to surrender for arraignment sometime Tuesday at the Airport Branch Courthouse, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Rosby allegedly confronted a witness who took a second video of the shooting. That video, which was released by the Hawthorne Police Department, showed more actions taken by the officer prior to the dog’s shooting, prosecutors said.

Rosby allegedly had a verbal confrontation with the woman who shot the video, along with her son, prosecutors said.

He faces up to five years in prison if convicted, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
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