An 11-year-old boy was bitten by a police dog during a simulated drug raid demonstration in Brazil, Indiana last week.
The boy suffered puncture wounds to his calf when Max, the K-9 officer, bit him during a mock drug search presentation.
Judge J. Blaine Akers arranged for K-9 teams to carry out a simulated drug raid for a group of fifth-graders as part of a Red Ribbon Awareness week kick-off event at the Clay County Courthouse.
According to The Brazil Times:
Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen said a very small amount of illegal drugs were hidden on one of the juveniles to show how the dogs can find even the smallest trace of an illegal substance. He added all this was done “under exclusive control and supervision of members of the court and law enforcement.”
Apparently the children were advised to “stay still” while the dogs sniffed them. The officer’s report explains why he thinks Max decided to take a bite out of one of the children:
“As I got closer to the actors, Max began searching the juveniles. The first male juvenile began moving his legs around as Max searched him. When the male began moving his legs, (this is what) I believe prompted Max’s action to bite the male juvenile on the left calf.”
Max responded to the officer’s release command, and the victim was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by ambulance.
Four scenarios were carried out that day. The bite occurred during the third.
This means that the last scenario was carried out AFTER the boy was bitten and transported to the hospital.
Why was a simulated drug raid with narcotics planted on child “actors” who would then be sniffed by K-9s considered a good idea?
Max is on leave from police work until tests from a veterinarian are completed.
What would have been Max’s fate if he wasn’t a police dog? Officers have killed citizens’ dogs for less.
McQueen said the scenario was conducted “under exclusive control and supervision of members of the court and law enforcement.” He added “It was an unfortunate accident. Wish it hadn’t happened like that but it did. We are trying to evaluate (the incident) to make sure nothing like this happens again.”
How about not planting illegal drugs on schoolchildren and then allowing dogs to sniff them?
This type of “educational” activity seems to be part of the disturbing trend of police state indoctrination that is occurring with growing frequency in public schools.
Perhaps the children learned a valuable lesson that day after all – that law enforcement doesn’t always look out for our best interests and can’t always be trusted.
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