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    City police retired a Rottweiler from K-9 service in 2002 after it bit three police officers in the line of duty.
    Four months later, the dog mauled a woman and the city and the officer caring for the dog paid $67,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by the woman.
    “Anybody can have a dog that’s willing to bite and do cell extractions,” Price said. “But will they stop biting when the officer says? Will they come back when called?
    “If the prisoner gives up, the dog has to stop the attack and listen to the handler.
    “It’s the ultimate control.”
From today’s front page story, “Mismatch: prison dog vs. reporter,” (click here). The online article linked to carries a different headline.
    Has “Intell Five” reporter P. J. Reilly just totally lost him mind? Are the editors smoking crack? This is just truly scary. Too bad that prison dog didn’t put Reilly out of his misery. This is awful on so many levels.
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2 Responses to ULTIMATE CONTROL?

  1. Rack says:

    I wonder if the dog from Conestoga PD did the test and, if so, how did it do? I suspect it was not entered. I predict a major lawsuit before that dog is forced out of service.

  2. barryinwinnipeg says:

    When I worked for Children and Youth I did a lot of prison interviews, and occasionally the K-9 unit’s dog would arrive in my area. The officer always told me to stay well away from the dog. I didn’t need a second warning! And I got along with all my clients’ dogs, too, but those dogs meant business.