Buffalo police have opened fire on 92 dogs since 2011, killing the vast majority of them.
On June 3, 2013, an unfortunate but familiar sequence of events unfolded.
The Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment on Breckenridge Street on the city's West Side, looking for drugs. Upon entry, officers encountered a dog, described in this particular incident report as "an aggressive pit bull type." One officer fired his shotgun three times. The dog died.
Cindy was two years old, not even fifty pounds heavy. Adam Arroyo, an Iraq War veteran, adopted her when she was only six months old.
"These animals," Arroyo said, "they become like part of your family."
That week, Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda launched an internal investigation into Cindy's death, following accusations that his officers had accidentally raided the wrong apartment and should never have confronted Cindy in the first place