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    LEO Dog has negligent discharge

    http://www.policeone.com/bizarre/art...r&nlid=6138715

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/214...#ixzz2MWqjyyM3

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police say a dog searching for a gun in a snowbank accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw, firing the weapon.
    No humans —or dogs — were hurt.
    The episode started at around 2 a.m. Sunday when an officer on patrol heard three gunshots. When the officer went to investigate, he saw a vehicle speed away.
    When the car pulled over, police saw a man leap out and bury something in the snow.
    Ivan, a dog handled by the Essex County Sheriff's Department, was called to the scene to find whatever was buried in the snow. Police say he started digging furiously and fired the gun.

    Three men were arrested and police determined the gun had been stolen in Manchester, N.H., in October.


    Anybody can have a negligent discharge.
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    Will the handler be charged for endangering a fellow "officer?"
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    A background check would have prevented this incident.

    Glock? That would be sweet.

    California will enact a law to make firearms canine safe.
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    The dog was put on administrative (paid) leave. He will have to attend remedial range training.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    The dog was put on administrative (paid) leave. He will have to attend remedial range training.




    I wonder why a dog would dig "furiously"? Are police dogs now trained in more than drug detection?

    The more I think about this, the fishier it sounds. Why would cops even need a dog? The cops saw the guy bury something in the snow. It can't be all that hard to spot where the burying occurred. Why didn't the cops just dig in the snow bank themselves?
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    Recommend promotion for the dog to Chief of Police ! Its not that ruff of a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Recommend promotion for the dog to Chief of Police ! Its not that ruff of a job.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    The dog was put on administrative (paid) leave. He will have to attend remedial range training.
    I have a duty to ask.....how much do police dogs get paid? Does the dogs Handler endorse the dogs paycheck or does the dog just ink his right front paw and 'make his/hers mark on the back of the check?'
    Last edited by noname762; 03-07-2013 at 06:03 PM.

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    Interesting story, but no connection to OC or RKBA.
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