readers have weighed in almost unanimously: the Columbia police SWAT team that raided the home of Jonathan Whitworth
on suspicion of marijuana possession acted too aggressively when it shot his pit bull. (Check out the hair-raising video
and our Tuesday Tussle debate part one
Therefore, y'all will probably support the latest development: on Monday, Whitworth filed suit against the city of Columbia.
Whitworth is asking for unspecified damages in his 18-count complaint
that includes constitutional violations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and assault and battery.
More coverage in the Columbia Daily Tribune
and The Maneater