NOPD ordered to stop using arrest dogs

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Posted: Oct 11, 2010 5:38 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Police Superintendent, Ronal Serpas, New Orleans, officers, police, dogs, arrest

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas has ordered New Orleans officers to stop using police dogs to arrest people.

A U.S. Justice Department study has found problems with the K-9 arrest division that require training to correct.

Serpas says that the city's drug and bomb detection dogs can keep working.

He says the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has agreed to bring its arrest dogs if they are needed in New Orleans.

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