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A Yarmouth, Mass. police dog bit off more than he should have chewed whenhe sunk his teeth into a fleeing suspect’s leg. A federal jury found thatpolice dog Belgian Malinois Shadow,who will retire after 11 years on the force, actually took a bite outof crime, or at least the alleged criminal. The jury ordered the town topay plaintiff Jerome Jarrett $1, reportedly writing on the verdict slip,”Train your dogs to bark, not bite.” Jarrett’s attorneys, Kathleen Wood andRobert Bloomenthal, had argued that police dogs should be trained tofind-and-bark, not bite-and-hold. Town attorney Leonard Kesten thinks even$1 is too much. He says he will either ask U.S.District Court Judge Joseph Tauro to set aside the verdict or he mayappeal..

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