A melee ensued at the crime scene of the shooting of a known gang member by officers with the Anaheim (Calif.) Police Department. A police K-9 escaped the handler and nearly bit an infant. Read the full story here.
In 26 years, Officer Dan Foley has served continuously in the honor guard and successfully lobbied to start its first K-9 unit, for which he was a handler for 14 years with two different dogs. He has been selected as the February 2012 Officer of the Month.
A court has ruled that former North Carolina Highway Patrolman Charles Jones should get his job back. Trooper Jones was fired, after cell-phone video showed him kicking his K-9 partner.
K-9 teams are considered force multipliers. One K-9 team can do the work of many officers, which frees up officers for other duties. A K-9 team is an effective tool if its use is understood by those that call on them to support their operations.
A Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office K-9 handler accidentally shot his dog, after a probation violator released three pit bulls that attacked the dog.
Checkpoint stops are different-multiple vehicles are stopped one after the other, at the same place, without any suspicion beforehand that anyone in particular may be engaged in unlawful activity.