ST. PETERSBURG — Boomer's family wants to make the city pay.
The fatal police shooting of the 12-year-old arthritic golden retriever already has prompted a change in policy on handing dogs, but now Boomer's owners have notified the city they will seek damages for the loss of their beloved pet.
Boomer belonged to personal injury lawyer Roy Glass and his wife, Lauren. They sent the city a claim notice Monday demanding damages in response to "the unjustified, senseless shooting and killing" of Boomer.
Any money from the claim would fund animal protection organizations and law enforcement "for effective animal handling and training," according to the claim.
The city has not yet issued a response.