Ohio proposal would make police train for dealing with dogs

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A proposal at the Ohio Statehouse would require police officers to undergo training in dealing with dogs and other animals they encounter on the job.

Ohio House lawmakers included the idea in their version of the state budget they approved last week.

Training would center on dealing with companion animals, especially dogs, and how to avoid using deadly force on animals. The Ohio attorney general would adopt rules to establish the amount and types of training.

The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that Colorado last year became the first state to require mandatory training.

The proposal along with the House version of the state budget heads to the Ohio Senate.

 

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