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Dash cam video shows officers saving 6-year-old from vicious dog attack

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Police dash cam video released on Friday shows officers saving a 6-year-old girl who was being viciously attacked by a pit bull, according to WLWT.

Editor’s note: This video may be disturbing to some. Discretion is advised.

Zaniabou Drame, 6, is listed in critical but stable condition at a Cincinnati hospital.

“The dog had her by the face… so the dog pulled her skin off, broke her jaw, her tongue is gone,” according to Leslie McElrath, the girl’s grandfather.

According to WLWT, the dog involved in the attack was a pit bull.

There have been no charges filed against the dog’s owner. City Prosecutor Charles Rubenstein told WLWT the city is “not filing any charges until we are certain the child is going to survive.”

“The image I will never get out of my head… was the child’s head in the mouth of the brown dog and he was thrashing his head back and forth,” Cincinnati police officer Kyle Strunk said.

Read more: WLWT

17 comments

  • Jesus Effing. Christ

    This is what Fox 8 didn’t tell you. It was a Pit Bull that attacked the little girl.

    CINCINNATI —Cincinnati police dash cam video shows, for the first time, exactly what happened and what police saw when officers were on the scene of a vicious pit bull attack that put 6-year-old Zaniabou Drame in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

    Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/video-shows-officers-charging-to-rescue-girl-from-dog-attack/26364098#ixzz33uzDzLEt

  • mbrown

    Did you not read the above article “jesus”? It clearly states that the dog was a pit bull. Btw, kinda hard to take anything you say seriously with that being your username.

  • lisa

    I guess all these idiots are gonna come out of the woodwork and try to blame this child for getting attacked already saying walking the streets how do they know that beast didn’t drag her there I wish they would make it illegal to have those beasts anywhere near a child I am glad the officer shot that beast . And PETA and animal rights people are going to blame the officer and say he shouldn’t have shot that beast well my opinion is just like everyone else’s opinion I am glad he shot it and hopefully with a real bullet and not a taser gun. Kudos to this policeman

    • Jeremy

      Lisa you are uneducated about animals and thinking like that maybe you should be put in a cage for your life. Its the person that raises the dog no matter what kind of dog it is

      • Amy

        Amen Jeremy!! This could’ve happened with ANY breed of dog!! Lisa,what do you mean the beast could’ve dragged her there? Once again if so why was a 6 yr.old alone? I’m not saying it’s the child fault but,if the child wasn’t alone then the out come could’ve been different.Just don’t leave a child alone with ANY breed of dog cause you never know what can happen.

  • Kat

    Jeremy, this is not always true. Have you not ever heard of the loving family pet flipping because the child fell. This breed was bred to attack for sport. This is in their genes. Maybe with time this gene will disappear, however at this point in time it is still very prominent in this breed.

    • I am L

      My pit bull doesn’t attack anyone at all. So much for the breed aspect. Come up with something else. It’s all about how the dog is raised. Your comment is seriously stupid. I guess all these public shootings of innocent people happen because of the breed of the shooters, huh?

      • Kristin

        Pitbull’s jaws can do more damage than the average dog breed. Right? that’s why criminals make them “weapons”.
        so any breed is not going to rip a child’s face off. Just a certain special few…

        and are you going to be outraged that your fellow-pit-bull owner had them unleashed?

    • Daniel Creech

      That is such a ignorant thing to say Kat. I have had about 10 pit bulls and have raised them myself and I have three girls and one boy and have never had my Dogs be aggressive around my kids. You can see the love they have for my kids in there eyes. It is how you raise the dogs! That dog was raised wrong and if I was a betting man I would bet this dog was a fighting dog !!!!

    • Daniel Creech

      Do you want to see how ignorant your comment is? Can you teach a German shepherd to attack a person? Yes or no? I guess that is in there genes to right? NO!!! It is how you raise them and what you teach them. You can teach a dog to attack a human. Any dog any breed!

  • Kristin

    Why is a little girl walking on the sidewalk? what?
    why are there THREE unleashed dogs on the sidewalk?

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