A family who lost their dog when it was shot and killed by a police officer is now suing.
Jacob and Kathy Saathoffs daughter was walking their dog when it was attacked by a pit-bull.
The family says that shortly after, Champaign police officer Andre Davis shot their dog.
It wasn’t an instant death.
They say that the dog suffered for a while before dying.
The Saathoffs say that they have tried to talk to the city but can’t get a response so now they think a law suit might get some attention.
A dollar amount has not been determined.
The family says their main goal is to see that this doesn’t happen again.