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Monday, October 16, 2006

Charged by the Dog


Force muzzles dogs to protect suspects from bite injuries
By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent
(Filed: 15/10/2006)

Police dogs are being muzzled to prevent them from biting criminals. Instead of clamping their jaws around the legs of suspects, the dogs are trained to leap at their targets and disable them with a flying butt.
Senior officers claim that the new "muzzle-strike" tactic is effective and has led to a reduction in injuries.
The technique, pioneered in North Wales, may now be adopted by other forces. However, critics have accused the police of bowing to political correctness and human rights concerns.
Daily Telegraph

1 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

The people do this in Kirby

10:34 AM  

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