Former NYPD Blue Screenwriter Arrested for Allegedly Killing His Dog

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:00pm

Shame on you, Ted Shuttleworth. The former screenwriter on the acclaimed television series NYPD Blue has just been arrested by ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents for beating his Toy Poodle, Lola, to death.

The 51-year-old is accused of striking his four pound dog in the face causing massive brain injury.

“This is a clear case of inexplicable brutality against a tiny helpless animal victim,” says Stacy Wolf, ASPCA Vice President and Chief Counsel for the Humane Law Enforcement Department. “The necropsy established in graphic detail that this dog died a violent death.”

Shuttleworth was arrested on Saturday by ASPCA Special Investigator Paul Romano. His next court date is July 26 in Queens Criminal Court.

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People like u should be beaten the same way u beat ur animal! U make me sick!

karla B

I sure hope that the show cancelled him!
Such a poor excuse for a man.

Good job ASPCA, I'm sending a donation today!

Good job ASPCA, I'm sending a donation today!

Susanne Mrkvicka

Good people don't hurt others or animals. I won't support or be around people like that and i hope everyone that knows him does the same. They aren't worth our time.


He needs to beat beaten to a slow painful death himself!


I think you people are sicker than the poor police. He did well.. less dogs in the world is good.


What the heck! I admit, there are far too many dogs to be taken care of nowadays, due to puppy farms and over-breeding, but there being a lot of dogs in the world does not justify someone brutally murdering one. You are the sick one for believing that someone who crushes a dog's skull is someone who 'did well' as you say in your post!

me again

got me so upset I can't even type, but sure think this jerk needs a big brutal whooping!


There is absolutely no excuse for what he did to that poor dog. What a sorry little man he must be to even raise a hand to a dog. I can only hope that he has to do jail time and pay a hefty fine at the least. Remember judge, he has a lot of money from being famous, the punishment needs to be very stiff. And then some beating would be appropriate