Behavior & Ballistics: The Caselaw of Law Enforcement Conflicts with Dogs
6/4/20 12-1pm PT
Too often, encounters between law enforcement officers and dogs take a tragic turn, with the animals subject to deadly force. Join Animal Legal Defense Fund Senior Staff Attorney David B. Rosengard in an exploration of how courts adjudicate these cases. During this webinar, we will not only discuss how judicial opinions have shaped the legal response to these incidents, but also what those responses imply about the position of animals within the legal system, your constitutional rights, and best practices to set both officers and animals up for success – as well as how this informs issues of officer use of force against humans.
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