HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A police officer has been reprimanded and a police dog removed from duty after the animal bit a child at a Kentucky school last month.
The Kentucky New Era (http://bit.ly/1GeMiuS) reports that a girl was attacked by the dog, named Eddie, on May 9 outside an elementary school building. The girl suffered cuts to her face and was treated at a hospital.
Eddie’s handler, Hopkinsville Officer Jack Lingenfelter, has been removed from the department’s K-9 program and suspended for a week without pay.
The decision was announced Monday by police department spokesman Paul Ray after a monthlong internal investigation.
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Ray says Eddie has been returned to the Indiana company that trained him. Eddie had been with the force since August.
Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com