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Where Is the Justice for Those Bitten by Police Dogs?

Most maulings are for minor incidents, and very few are held accountable

K-9 officers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, 2019. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

The Marshall Project recently published a new report on police violence focused on the use of police dogs, finding that the most common targets of K-9 use were Black males.




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Michelle Legro

Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly.

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