Animal rights activists set to rally against officer who killed dog

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An animal rights group is planning a protest this weekend against an officer who fatally shot a dog last week.

Patrolman Emmanuel Rivera was called to Vernon after someone reported an aggressive dog.

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Bodycam video shows Rivera shooting the dog as it ran towards him, barking.

He can be heard telling the dog to "stop" and "back away" before shooting.

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