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Dogs get added protection under 4th Circuit ruling (access required)

Even without binding authority in the circuit on the circumstances, a federal appeals panel has denied qualified immunity for a police officer who shot and killed a citizen’s dog when the dog allegedly posed no threat. “Police can’t kill pets without cause” was the headline on a news release heralding the Jan. 22 decision by the ...