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Spokane Valley K-9 catches burglary suspect

A Spokane Valley K-9 sniffed out a wanted man hiding in an apartment Friday and dragged him to his arrest. Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex in 5000-block of East Buckeye Avenue about 6 p.m., but when they arrived, they found a woman who told them the call was for an argument, not a crime, Spokane Valley police said in a news release.

Trooper mistakenly kills K-9 partner during pit bull attack

GREIG, N.Y. – A state police trooper accidentally killed his K-9 partner when trying to protect it from a pit bull attack during a search of a New York residence. Police say troopers were helping the Lewis County sheriff’s office search a residence in the eastern Adirondacks late Monday when the pit bull ran out of the house and began attacking Trooper Shaun Smith’s K-9 partner, a 3-year-old Belgian-Malinois named Will.

K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake

Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and whines eagerly when it’s time to train with Miller to sniff out drugs.

Lawsuit: Police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

A new federal lawsuit says Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. Nevertheless, just weeks later the K-9 tore a fist-sized chunk out of a teenage suspect’s calf.

Lawsuit: Tukwila police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound

Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. But just weeks later the K-9 tore a fist-sized chunk out of a teenage suspect’s calf, a new federal lawsuit alleges.