How many times have you seen some mother of some serial killer claim their child wouldn’t harm a fly? Your comment about always standing up for your dog clearly demonstrates that you are misguided. It is human nature for the owner of a dog to minimize what transpired. You must have missed where it was indicated “barely drawing blood”. The poor person was bitten! Then to add insult to injury the dog attempted to bite, attack, show aggression or whatever one might call it the officer. Most animal control officers know the difference between a barking dog and one that is clearly a danger. You may not believe this, but there is a hugh difference between a poodle that bites some one and a pitbull that does the same. This is a dog that is a danger, and if it gets another opportunity is likely to do the same again.