The worker dragged the dog into the Walmart where the deputy managed to get the dog off of him.
If that had been your dog or mine, it would be destroyed as a dangerous animal and we would carry personal liability for the action of the animal. The handler here is at fault as well for not maintaining positive control of his animal.
Interestingly, I wonder what would happen if the the store employee killed the dog. If you assault a police dog it is considered assaulting a police officer. The courts when involved with a human officer tend to look down on you defending yourself against a corrupt cop unless there is some serious evidence. Heck, Indiana for a while even forbade it, stating you can seek redress in the courts.
I suspect you would not end up in jail, but I’m sure that you would still end up in front of a jury. I can guarantee you this officer is not even going to be suspended, and the dog will continue on duty as normal.
State Sponsored Criminal #349: Jayne Dog
#350: John Doe, Jayne Dog’s Handler
Because when a police K-9 goes berserk in a public place it’s excusable. When you’re dog bites someone in your yard that shouldn’t be there, they put it down. If it just looks at a cop they kill it.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.