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Raia: Kill a police dog, go to prison
The penalty for killing a police dog would be increased to a Class D felony from a misdemeanor under a bill proposed Tuesday, one week after an FBI police dog was fatally shot by a suspect after a shooting rampage in the upstate village of Herkimer.
After SWAT teams closed in on Kurt Meyers, 64, in an abandoned bar, they sent in the dog, named Ape, because a robot "could not navigate...