SAN LEANDRO (CBS / AP) — An East Bay police department has found a handler did not properly supervise the off-duty police dog in his charge when the animal lashed out and killed another dog.
The San Leandro Police Department said Friday that the unnamed handler was not following proper procedures when the German Shepherd named Arago sunk its teeth into the back of a Finnish Spitz.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fawn Fire Grows to 6,850 Acres in Shasta County; No New Structures Destroyed
Brentwood resident Adam Lovell told The Oakland Tribune that he was walking his 6-year-old dog Chloe when they encountered a group walking three dogs, including Arago. The handler was not with the group.READ MORE: Costco Limits Water, Toilet Paper, Other Purchases Due To Supply Chain Delays
Arago attacked, and Chloe died two days later.
Lt. Jeff Tudor said dog and handler will remain on duty. The department would not reveal whether the handler was disciplined, calling the issue a confidential personnel matter.MORE NEWS: SF City Planners Won't Allow Taqueria El Farolito In North Beach Due To 'Chain Store' Ban
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