There is a disturbing account in Gainesville, Florida where an officer released a police dog on a ten-year-old boy who was subsequently bitten. It turns out that a burglary call was made by a woman with mental issues and that the boy was merely riding his bike in the area.
Capt. Ed Book said that the incident would be investigated but that he was told the boy was trying to flee. Obviously, since there was no burglary, the boy was not fleeing the crime scene and there is no allegation that he had anything illegal on him. Since when is it appropriate to release a police dog because a child does not yield to commands?
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