Posted January 10, p. EST Updated January 10, p. Published: Updated: Local News.
Raleigh, N. Hancock says she is pleased that the city of Raleigh is now looking at improving how officers respond to animal calls. The move comes after a Raleigh police officer shot raleigh injured a dog on Christmas Day when he was responding to a call about a bite involving a different dog at the same house.
An internal investigation into the incident is ongoing, but the city is looking at making changes. The dog, a Labrador retriever named Truman, is recovering from his wound. Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker asked man city manager this week to brief city leaders on ways to improve how officers respond to these calls.
Changing the schedules of animal control officers to work more nights, weekend hours and holidays is already under way. Currently, they work only daytime shifts. Raleigh police already train officers, both in the academy and once they are on the street, about how to handle animal calls, but they are looking at top expanding or improving the training.
Earlier this week in Roanoke Rapids, an officer fatally wounded a dog after shooting it six times.
The dog is doing OK. In all three cases, the officers involved seeks they felt like they were in danger. Increase Text Size Print this story.
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