WATCH: Coeymans Police Run Over Raccoon

Coeymans police killed a rabid raccoon by running it over and it was caught on video. Cops said they received several 911 calls about the animal at Faith Plaza in Ravena. In a statement, police said they tried to kill the raccoon as quickly and humanely as possible. Shooting it was not an option due to the amount of people in the vicinity. 

This has caused quite a bit of backlash for the police department. Is it legit, or did cops do the right thing? Nobody likes to see an animal get run over... of course, nobody likes rabies either. 

 
 

[Times Union]

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