The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is not happy the Humane Society of Louisiana sent out a release about a dog that was killed after being dragged behind a pickup truck. Captain Daniel Seuzeneau says before deputies were notified about this incident, the photo of the man involved was shared feverously across social media.
“Before any official law enforcement could post the facts of what was going on, it was being spread on social media and things were being released that weren’t necessarily 100% accurate.”
Seuzeneau reminds the public that if information doesn’t come from an official law enforcement source, be cautious before posting. He says the man involved has been identified and is fully cooperating with authorities.
“Obviously there are two sides to every story and our job as law enforcement is to get the entire story, not just one side and that’s what we’re doing right now.”
Seuzeneau says they are currently interviewing the man, witnesses and have sent the dog off for a necropsy. He says they are in the process of conducting a fair and unbiased investigation.
“We’re handling this as we would any other incident. We have to do an investigation before we arrest somebody. You can’t just go out and arrest somebody because somebody posted a picture on Facebook. That’s not how it works.”