Columbus woman says former sheriff killed her dog; police say it was self-defense

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH)—Columbus police say they don’t expect anyone to face charges after a former councilman and sheriff shot and killed a woman’s dog this week.

The story was first reported by 24-Hour News 8’s partners at the Columbus Republic.

Former Bartholomew County Sheriff Ken Whipker says he acted in self-defense and police say they believe him.

He says Betty Broughton’s German shepherd bit his beagle twice, but Broughton says that’s not what happened.

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