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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Then and now. No change......

During the entire time that Franklin has been sheriff we hear that over 23 family pets has been killed by the leader of the Morgan County Drug Task Force.  Some as small as a Chihuahua.  Really! A big bad drug task force officer is scared of family pets.  The bottom line here is that Franklin has never punished those within her staff that are thugamuffins for anything.  She will promote them for bad behavior.  Oh! She will threaten to file a lawsuit if you disagree with her.  She will jump up and down, throw the F bomb,  and in the case below she will defend stupidity.  If you read all the articles in regards to this story you will find that the drug task force was allegedly watching the house in the story below for several weeks.  Yet they were not smart enough with all of that surveillance to realize the owners of the home was not at home when they chose to enter the home nor did they take into consideration that families with small children lived in the adjacent apartments when they fired a weapon killing a family pet.  Aubie was a beautiful Golden Retriever and a family pet.  Of course he was going to bark when he hears people busting down the door.  The only thing found it that home was a small amount of marijuana.  This is the kind of investigative abilities Franklin's drug task force leadership displays.   Morgan County needs to rid its self of these type activities.  These officers should have been fired.  Not because of the dead dog necessarily but because of their inability to monitor the premises, know the number of residences of the property, know when the drug dealers are in their residence, know when the drugs are being brought in, and last but not least knowing when the family is home or away.  If weeks of investigative skills went into this drug bust you would have been better off with the keystone cops. 

By Keith Clines, The Huntsville Times
on July 23, 2012 at 2:05 PM, updated July 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Ana FranklinView full sizeMorgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin (The Huntsville Times/File photo)
DECATUR, Alabama - Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin plans to address criticism she has received on Facebook regarding the shooting death of a dog by the Morgan County Drug Task Force.
Franklin, who scheduled a 2:15 p.m. briefing today, said in a news release that she is considering legal action regarding the Facebook posts.

The task force was serving a search warrant last week when the dog was shot and killed. Franklin said in the news release that the task force had a search warrant for the sale and possession of narcotics and marijuana when the shooting happened.

"There is no one that loves animals more than I do," Franklin said. "This is a sad and unfortunate incident that I wish could have been avoided. The case is still open and I can't comment on the details, but I can say that the information that has been posted is false and we will seek legal actions about this. These images and posts were sent to inflame the public."
 
She said the real issue is the dog owner dealing drugs in an apartment complex where families and children lived.
"Our first priority is the safety and security of our deputies, as well as the suspects." Franklin said. "When there is a threat and an act of aggression to our officers, we will use the means necessary to stop that threat. I am angered that drug dealers would put their dogs in that position, and I am also angered that they forced us to take these actions."

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