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LR K-9 That Attacked Neighbors Will Return to Work

A Dutch Shepherd named Ammo went through a 10-day observation period and Little Rock Police say he's ready to return to the streets.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Dutch Shepherd named Ammo went through a 10-day observation period and Little Rock Police say he's ready to return to the streets.

But some in the Saline County neighborhood where Ammo lives with his handler question whether that's a good idea.
   
It was August 4th when Ammo escaped his pen and attacked two neighbors.

Ten stitches were needed to close wounds on Norman Beth's leg and he says his attorneys filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the police department.

Back in 2012, shortly after joining the force, Ammo bit an officer at the scene of a standoff.
   
K-9 handlers say putting him back to work could be a liability. 

"If you had a dog that was unpredictable or uncomfortable around people, you would probably have to limit his workability," said Criss Hardin with Von Klein Stein Working Dogs.

Little Rock Police say changes have been made to Ammo's pen to keep him from escaping.
   
On the streets they say he will be kept on a leash at all times and monitored closely.

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