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Biting Police Dog Back in Service

Biting Police Dog Back in Service

Posted - Oct. 15, 2004 at 7:40 a.m.



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LAYTON, Utah (AP) -- A police dog that bit a jogger for no apparent reason is returning to duty -- which has his victim barking.

Rex bit 20-year-old Lindsey McKee on September 18th while she was jogging on the Layton High School track.

The German shepherd was taken out of service.

Now Layton officials say an independent evaluation of the German shepherd determined Rex is fit to return to duty.

They didn't explain what the investigation actually found, however.

It was the second time Rex had been accused of biting an innocent person.

The first time was in October 2001, when Rex entered the Costume Castle & Craft during late hours and was surprised to see store owner Sherri Tatton.

Tatton says she was bitten and is suing Layton.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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