Even dogs aren’t safe from the drug war


The heartbreaking decision began with an incident in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 2013 when police fatally shot two dogs while carrying out a search warrant in a couple’s home… According to court documents, officers shot the couple’s second dog when it retreated to the basement and barked at officers…

“The standard we set out today is that a police officer’s use of deadly force against a dog while executing a search warrant to search a home for illegal drug activity is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when… the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer’s safety.”

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