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Fact Check: Cops Pull Gun And Choke Deer Is Real Pic, Fake Narrative

Photos are going viral which appear to show police roughing up a deer, when they're actually helping it.

Ozark, MO – A photo is going viral which, according to cop-haters, shows police drawing a gun on a deer while choking it.

While the photo is real, no officer had their gun out, and they were trying to help the deer.

The incident happened at Casey’s Grocery Store in Ozark on Wednesday at around 4:23 p.m, according to Ozark Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to a deer in the parking lot that was trying to enter the grocery store.

Officers Schwartz and Cabrales worked to capture the deer and transport it to a wooded area so that it wouldn’t get stuck in the store or get hit by a car on Highway 14.

The police department posted photos of the incident online.

While the officers were successful in securing the deer’s safety, people on the internet decided to try to change the narrative, because they’re awful.

The claim that the officer had a gun drawn was then repeated on social media, even though it’s clear that the officer’s gun was in its holster. When that was pointed out, they claimed the officer was using a Taser instead, which was still false.

Do you think that there should be consequences for knowingly spreading false information about police officers? We’d like to hear what you think. Please let us know in the comments.

OfficerBlue - November Sat, 2017


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