Akron city officials are meeting with Akron Police this week to review animal control regulations when responding to dog attacks.
Last week a pit bull got out of Andre Brown's house near Stanton and Dietz Avenues in Akron. The dog then attacked a six-year-old boy, Brown's girlfriend and her 14-year-old son.
"I need somebody here, I need them now or I'm going to have to get a gun and try to shoot these dogs and heaven help if I hit a person" said a 9-1-1 caller to Akron Police.
The caller continued: "They're in the middle of the street, if they don't get hit by traffic or the pedestrians don't beat the hell out of them, then the dogs are going to kill them while they're fighting."
What sparked the controversy? When Akron police officers called for the dog warden to help deal with the situation, he refused. "The warden will not respond; he says that the dog gets quarantined to the property with the owner and...animals can't be arrested," a dispatcher told the responding officer.
NewsChannel 5 reports that Andre Brown has pleaded not guilty in Akron Municipal Court in connection to the dog attack. A pre-trial date is set for October 12th.