National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Protecting Pets From Police

From the Associated Press:

Dog lovers concerned about recent cases where law enforcement fatally shot people’s pets lobbied Colorado lawmakers on a bill Wednesday that would require new training for law enforcement on how to handle canine encounters in the line of duty, a legislative idea that appears to be unique in the country.

The bill unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be considered later by the full chamber.

Several dozen dog owners rallied outside the Capitol before the bill was heard. Some held signs that read, “Officer, please don’t kill me,” with an accompanying picture of a dog.

This is going to catch on with lawmakers around the USA.  Long overdue.

 

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