Greitens Backs Champ’s Law

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced support of a law to strengthen the penalties for people who injure a police dog.

The governor said in a statement “In Missouri, stabbing a police K-9 carries about the same penalty as not returning a library book.”

The “Champ’s Law” bill is working it’s way through legislature now.

The bill is named after a Cass County Sheriff’s dog was stabbed in the side of the neck while pursuing a suspect.

Champ has since recovered and returned to active duty.

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