Police to deploy anti-riot dogs

Israel Police plans to deploy specially-trained dogs to thwart rioting at several locations around Israel, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

Acting police commissioner Assistant Chief Bentzi Sau said the measure is part of an attempt to increase the non-lethal means at the disposal of officers in order to reduce the collateral damage often caused when law enforcement personnel use firearms in public.

Police said there are currently six dogs undergoing training as part of the initiative. They are to be deployed in Jerusalem and along major traffic thoroughfares, where they can be used against rock-throwers and people throwing firebombs at motorists.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-to-deploy-anti-riot-dogs-430023

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