- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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 (https://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.

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, https://www.kentuckynewera.com

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