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Florida State Senator Files Bill to Triple Prison Time for Harming K-9s

Currently in Florida, killing a police dog is a third-degree felony -- which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. If passed, the new legislation would make killing any public safety dog a second-degree felony, tripling the maximum prison sentence to up to 15 years.

November 29, 2018

MS Bill Would Allow Ambulances to Transport Injured K-9s

The bill, filed by Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, said any law enforcement dog used by a police enforcement or governing agency of a county or municipality injured or wounded in the line of work would be eligible for transport.

January 15, 2018

AZ Senate OKs Racketeering Charges for Riots

The Arizona Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges.

February 24, 2017

N.J. Law Makes It Illegal to Threaten Police Dogs
Killing Police Animals Now a Felony In New York

Killing Police Animals Now a Felony In New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a felony to kill a police dog or horse, increasing the penalty from a misdemeanor when the law goes into effect in November.

July 30, 2013

R.I. Ends Ban On Armed Campus Police

Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officials to end Rhode Island's distinction as the only state to prohibit police on public campuses from carrying guns.

May 24, 2013

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