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Fatal Shooting of Beloved Pet Ends in Federal Court Settlement with Brighton Police

Thursday, November 12, 2009

DENVER, Colorado (November 12, 2009) – In a settlement approved by Federal Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel, the City of Brighton will be required to train and equip its police officers on the proper and safe handling of animals encountered during the course of police actions. This settlement is precedent setting in that it is the first in the United States to require a municipality to ensure all police officers are trained and equipped to protect animals as it would its citizens.

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