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St. Petersburg Police Department Changes Policy After Dog Shooting

Stephanie Feldstein
Ypsilanti, MI

Nov 18, 2011 — The St. Petersburg Police Department in Florida responded to pressure from a campaign after shooting a 12-year-old dog. They just announced policy changes that include redefining authorized use of deadly force on animals, turning over animal-related calls to Animal Control, and training officers in humane handling of "vicious" dogs. This model policy can set an example for DC Metro police!