Police dog Billy, a Belgian Malinois, and his handler responded to a burglary call. In the excitement, Billy bit another officer in the leg. When the handler could not get Billy to let go, the officer shot Billy three times in the head. Shortly thereafter, the suspect exited the building with the items he had allegedly stolen. He told officers that “[he] was the one who was supposed to be shot.”

This same department was earlier responsible for the death of another dog. Another Belgian Malinois was left unattended in an automobile while the officer attended a use-of-force training seminar. When he returned to the car, the dar was near death and then died in the hospital. I was unable to find out the name of this dog. No punishment was brought against the officer.