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Old 13 August 2009, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Liza View Post
So, not the same as killing a human officer, but in most places that dogs have been killed, it looks like it is a felony.
It is not the same at all which I disagree with but that is how the law stands. Every year we go through simulator training, and one of the scenarios is a police dog being hit with a baseball bat. I forget the statistics, but most officers shoot the man with the baseball bat because of him hitting the police dog. Technically this is not a good shoot since it does not fall into a valid use of deadly force. My personal opinion it should be a valid use of force since that dogs represents the police officer, and also it is very much part of the department.
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