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Tag: K-9 Units
Police Supporters Defeat CA Bill to Severely Restrict K-9 Use
Assembly Bill 742 would have prohibited police unleashing K-9s for apprehension or crowd control except in cases of imminent threat of severe bodily harm or death, effectively making a dog bite the same level on the use-of-force continuum as deadly force.
June 1, 2023
NC Sheriff’s K-9 Accidentally Killed by Police Officer
Knightdale police chief Lawrence Capps said the dog was accidentally shot by one of his officers.
May 26, 2023
LAPD Unveils Memorial to Fallen K-9s
A ceremony honoring the service of K-9s and revealing the statue was attended by city and LAPD officials as well as LAPD K-9s and their handlers and K-9s and handlers from other area agencies.
May 25, 2023
FL Deputy Shot 3 Times in Ambush Walks Out of Hospital
Law enforcement, barking K9s, and loved ones were lined up on each side of the exit Friday as Cpl. Aitken walked slowly toward an undercover patrol car, taking deep breaths. Before he entered the front passenger seat, he turned toward his peers in uniform
March 20, 2023
FL K-9 Deputy Ambushed During Search, Shot 3 Times
Investigators said Cpl. Matt Aitken underwent surgery for gun shot wounds to his neck, leg, and hand.
March 14, 2023
Gainesville, FL, Disbands K-9 Unit Over Arrested Losing Eye
City Manager Cynthia Curry announced the temporary executive decision Friday after weighing community input following the July 2020 arrest of Terrell Bradley, who lost his eye during a K-9 apprehension.
March 3, 2023
Proposed CA Bill Would End Use of K-9s During Arrests
Assembly Bill 742’s supporters, which include the NAACP and ACLU, say the use of police K-9s has been a mainstay in America’s history of racial bias and violence against Black Americans and people of color.
February 14, 2023
CA K-9 Jumps in Car Window to Take Down Suspect
he driver was stopped with the use of a PIT maneuver. After the car was stopped the driver refused to exit the car, according to officers.
November 8, 2022
Prosecutor Seeking Death Penalty in Murder of IN Officer
Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Shipman's filing indicates that two aggravating circumstances would justify the death sentence.
October 31, 2022
FL Sheriff’s K-9 Slashed Apprehending Vehicle Theft Suspect
The suspect swung the blades at K-9 Loki, cutting him on his nose and face. The suspect was quickly apprehended and Loki, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois was taken to an area Veterinary Hospital for treatment, the sheriff's office says.
October 19, 2022
Off-Duty Raleigh Officer, 4 Other People Killed in Active Shooter Attack
Officer Gabriel Torres, 29, was on his way to work when he was killed, Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said.
October 14, 2022
Giving SROs More Firepower and Tools for School Shooter Response
Chiefs and sheriffs are now providing their school resource officers with long guns, hard armor ballistic protection, and even gun detecting dogs to prevent or minimize the carnage from active shooter attacks.
October 11, 2022
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