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    Man sentenced in K9 death

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    Man sentenced in police dog shooting
    WSLS NewsChannel 10
    Jun 14, 2006


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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A man who fatally injured a police
    dog during a burglary in the Charlottesville area was sentenced to
    10 years in prison after a judge heard testimony from the German
    shepherd's handler.
    Robert Lee Cooke of Chesterfield was shot during an October 2004
    exchange of gunfire with Ingo's handler, leaving Cooke paralyzed
    from the waist down. The dog had to be put down because of its
    injuries.
    Cooke was sentenced yesterday in Albemarle Circuit Court. He got
    five years for injuring the police dog and five years for a gun
    violation. Cooke also was ordered to pay five-thousand dollars in
    restitution to cover the cost of the dog.
    Andy Gluba, the officer who shot Cooke, told the court that he
    and his family had to undergo counseling after Ingo's death.
    In April, jurors found Cooke guilty of maliciously wounding a
    police dog.

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    what? Shooting the dog only got him 5 years? Animal or human, it's still a cop, in my opinion... and murdering any cop should earn a lot more than 5 years.

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    I would be amazed if the sentence was anything like that in the UK...

    Police dogs aren't given the credit they deserve in my country...

    If any UK cops on here, can remember or post an outcome from a K9 death, i'd be interested...
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    He'd also have got the sentences concurrently, not consecutively, so he'd only serve five, not ten, here. Oh, and we'd automatically cut his sentence in half and release him after two and a half

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    The K9 Is a cop, No matter what! that makes me sick...

    LAWS need a changing

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Patten
    what? Shooting the dog only got him 5 years? Animal or human, it's still a cop, in my opinion... and murdering any cop should earn a lot more than 5 years.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTail
    He'd also have got the sentences concurrently, not consecutively, so he'd only serve five, not ten, here. Oh, and we'd automatically cut his sentence in half and release him after two and a half
    and we in the UK have more people (per population) in jail than any other country in Europe...

    So goodness knows what the others are playing at...
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    How about ten years as the training bite dummy for new K-9s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly
    How about ten years as the training bite dummy for new K-9s?

    lol... I like that idea... but they dont get the padded suit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Patten
    lol... I like that idea... but they dont get the padded suit...

    Well he can buy one from his prison wages after he pays the 5K out of them first.




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    The two cases I know of in the UK which resulted in the Police dogs retirement weren't charged for any offences related to the dog.

    One was charged GBH against the handler and failing to stop for Police.

    The other resulted in the death of the handler but was charged as manslaughter he also got time for disqualified driving and theft related offences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave
    The other resulted in the death of the handler but was charged as manslaughter he also got time for disqualified driving and theft related offences.
    Gerald 'GED' Walker

    Police Constable
    Nottinghamshire Police
    Died 9th January 2003, aged 42


    Ged Walker and dog Kai

    On 7 January after a stolen car was abandoned in Bulwell, Nottingham, England the officer, a dog handler, gave chase on foot with his dog; he attempted to arrest the suspect as he drove away in another car, the officer was dragged along the road by the car and suffered serious head injuries from which he later died.

    A 25 year old man was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter for which he was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

    God rest Ged. Gone, but never forgotten.

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    but because of those who look on and do nothing.'

 

 

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