On February 11, 2010 police in Columbia, Missouri served a search warrant at the home of a suspected marijuana dealer at a residence on Kinloch Court. At the time, all narcotics search warrants were being served by SWAT teams. The police had videotaped the raid for training purposes and it was obtained by the Columbia Tribune and posted on YouTube.com in early May. The now infamous video of the incident went viral, appearing under several different handles and collecting over 2 million views and counting.
In the four-and-a-half minute video, police enter the home, unload seven rounds of ammunition into the family dogs and manhandle the compliant suspect in front of his wife and 7-year-old son. His mother leads the crying child out of the hallway as the police follow a wounded and retreating dog into the kitchen to kill it.