Lawmakers Shoot Down Police Dog Bill

Missouri lawmakers have shot down a bill that would increased penalties for injuring or killing police dogs.

The house voted against the bill 73 to 68.

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Opponents of the proposal said passage of the bill, that would have required those convicted to spend at least 3 years in prison, would mean harsher punishment for hurting a police dog than some sexual assaults.

Supporters say the change in the law would be fair considering the amount of money invested in the dogs.

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