Can Gory Police Dog Arrests Survive The Age Of Video? | NPR

WARNING: This video contains images of violent dog bites.

Graphic videos from body cameras and cellphones are forcing re-examination of whether police dog bites are a constitutional use of force. For decades, police have seen dogs as a valuable tool for subduing criminal suspects. Police have also argued that dog bites are quick and usually cause minimal injury. But a growing body of close-up footage of K-9 takedowns is spurring new waves of litigation and reflection.

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