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High Bond Set in Pittsburgh Police Dog Killing

February 06, 2014  | 

Rocco (Photo: Pittsburgh Police)
Rocco (Photo: Pittsburgh Police)

The district judge who set a $1 million bond for the man accused of killing a Pittsburgh police dog last week said that he set the amount that high -- at least in part -- because he considers the victim, Rocco, a German shepherd, to be a police officer, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

District Judge James Motznik, who presided over Rush's arraignment, said on Monday that several factors went into his decision.

"In this case, he ended up killing a police officer, which was a K-9," Judge Motznik said. "To me, it's a member of the public safety department -- whether it's a firefighter, a paramedic or a police officer."

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Updated: Stabbed Pittsburgh K-9 Succumbs to Wounds


Comments (3)

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Chuck @ 2/6/2014 5:19 PM

Good move Judge thank you. I hope you rot in hell you certified POS. God bless all k9's and their handlers

ssc1911 @ 2/7/2014 2:26 AM

Agree with Chuck. K-9's are just as valuable as officers. Glad the judge made the right decision.

ftrnr @ 2/11/2014 3:29 AM

Finally, a judge who gets it. Thank you much Judge Motznik.

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