May 24 2013

Sheriff’s lieutenant negligently allows police dog to fire gun

Dr. Q

Here’s a story from earlier this year that I missed (via CNN):

So, the police charged three guys with gun-related crimes, but the police chief interviewed in this video just laughs about the fact that a sheriff’s lieutenant negligently fired a gun in a residential area.

The CNN article actually mentions that this police dog was specifically trained to “paw” at the things it finds, so why exactly is it being used to find guns? If you train a dog to touch potentially loaded guns with its paws, what do you think is going to happen?