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Fort Worth Police Deputy Chief Accused of Fatally Shooting Dog

A Fort Worth deputy police chief has been arrested for cruelty to an animal for fatally shooting a dog that may have mauled the chief's cat to death.

Deputy Chief Kenneth Flynn, 61, turned himself in Monday night at the Tarrant County Jail, then was released on $1,000 bond.

A witness told authorities she saw Flynn, gun in hand, near a German shepherd last week. She said he told her the dog killed his cat in the neighborhood, then waved her away. She heard gunshots a few minutes later and called 911.

The witness also called police later and was upset that a report hadn't been made.

Flynn's attorney told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the shooting of a dangerous dog is legal and his arrest "reeks of politics."

Officials said Flynn, who was commisssioned in 1984, is on deatched duty status without his badge and gun.

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