A federal court has now allowed police officers the right to shoot your dog if it does not sit quietly when an officer enters your household. This new law has outraged many people, and they have voiced their thoughts to the federal court. Mark and Cheryl Brown had their dog shot in the head after it started barking when officers forced entry into their house in Battle Creek. The federal court carried out an investigation and deemed that the officer was following protocol. The officer was shortly after promoted.