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St. Louis PD Assigns Officer to Animal Abuse Crimes

September 25, 2012  | 

Officer Louis Naes, a nine-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department, has become the department's first animal abuse investigator and a member of the new Animal Abuse Task Force. It includes the circuit attorney's office, mayor's office, the health department, and Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Designating a police officer for animal abuse cases is somewhat rare across the country, and comes at a time when St. Louis police are shifting officers to address a 19% increase in aggravated assaults with firearms. But some law enforcement officials think it pays off in terms of human — as well as animal — victims.

"There is a direct relationship to animal crimes and domestic violence abusers, who think of their victims as an object," said Officer Kim Lormans of the Los Angeles police, which already has five animal abuse investigators. "They start with the family pet and ... use it as a tool to manipulate and control. If that's not stopped and investigated, it will get higher and higher then on to the kids and spouse."

Read Full Story at: STLouisToday.com

Tags: Animal Cruelty, St. Louis Metro PD


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LONEWOLF @ 9/26/2012 5:03 AM

I AM HAPPY TO SEE THIS. I AM A RETIRED LEO AND BEING I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I WATCH THE ANIMAL TV SHOWS AND SEE THE KILLING AND ABUSE OF ANIMALS OUT THERE. I WON'T COMMENT, LIKE I WISH TOO ON THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE KILLING BUT I THINK ALL STATES/TOWNS SHOULD HAVE A LEO TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST ANIMALS AND PUT THESE LOW LIFE SCUMBAGS IN JAIL.....NOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST AND PROBATION BUT FINES AND MANDATORY JAIL TIME.

John @ 9/26/2012 3:05 PM

Thank you St. Louis Police Department and affiliated agencies. I've always thought the most vulnerable of our society (animals, children, and the elderly) need to be better protected.

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