logo for print

Memphis police defend decision to shoot dogs


Memphis Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A raised baton is often all a police officer needs to give a menacing dog second thoughts about attacking, an official with the ASPCA said Friday.

Properly trained officers rarely need to use lethal force against a pet, said Randall Lockwood, a vice president with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Washington.

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Memphis police defend decision to shoot dogs

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2017 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.