New Court Ruling Allows Police Legally Shoot Ones Dog for Simply Barking or Moving.
South Florida Police along with Police on a national level, can now legally shoot ones dog for simply barking or moving by the passing of a new federal court ruling recently decided in Battle Creek Michigan. The new court upholding grants immunity to police officers who are executing a search warrant to search ones dwelling, to legally shoot a canine if it barks or moves. According to News 10 Staff Reports, the federal decision was decided when a Michigan judge ruled that dogs posses an imminent threat to the safety of a police officer while he or she executes a home search. In 2013 a police officer shot two pitbulls while conducting a search for drugs in a home and was not indicted by the totality of circumstances presented in the case. The federal decision also applies to the state of Florida and Southern Florida including Miami.