Law enforcement technology is constantly evolving. Whereas drunk driving tests once involved blowing into a football bladder, technology has now led to flashlights that can detect the presence of alcohol in a person's breath. One thing that seems to be a constant, however, is the use of police dogs. Man's best friend has continuously proven to be an essential asset in the world of law enforcement, and there's no telling how many officers' lives have been saved because of these companions. Unfortunately, these dogs have sometimes been known to "go rogue," and when this happens, innocent bystanders usually catch the worst of it.
Rogue Police Dogs
Most peoples' experiences with police dogs is only as extensive as watching episodes of Cops on television. Some individuals, though, have been through the less-than-exciting experience of actually being bitten by these dogs. A quick Google search will show that many of the people attacked by police dogs are actually innocent bystanders, and in some cases, these victims are even young children. While it's true that bites aren't likely to make the local news when the appropriate offender is bitten, it's hard to ignore all of the stories of non-criminals being attacked.
Dogs in police K-9 units are supposed to obey all of their handler's commands. It's when they ignore these orders that serious issues can arise. In fact, there have been cases where one particular police dog has been involved in several wrongful bite situations. Sadly, this isn't uncommon. This is because the...