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Baltimore police say officer justified shooting out of car at steer
Baltimore police say officer justified shooting out of car at steer

Baltimore police have cleared an officer who leaned out of his patrol car in a populated neighborhood and fired multiple shots at a steer that had been running amok after escaping a slaughterhouse. The internal investigation into the June 13 shooting of the dark brown steer found the officer "was concerned with public safety, backdrop and utilized proper firearms control" when he used his service weapon to put down the animal in the Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood. The report, released this month, said a witness and other officers told the Force Investigation Team that the first block of E. Preston St. where the shooting occurred was "not heavily populated" but that the...

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