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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

Just curious, but does "impersonating a police officer" apply to dogs as well? No, I'm not trying to be funny.

I know that if a suspect hits/maims a police dog, it is the same as assaulting an officer. So if someone was passing off, breeding, or selling dogs as Police K-9s (not as prospects, not as trained, but actual working K-9s when they are not), does that fall under "impersonating a police officer?"

Ex: Someone claims to be a K-9 handler/trainer for a Department. Person sells/studs out male German Shepherds as being a "Police K-9." Person lists dogs on their website as "retired K-9 partner" and "Police K-9, k.i.a." when they are also not Police K-9s and never were. Dogs that have minimal training being sold as Police K-9s (aka only know basic obedience on-leash commands and have followed someone when they ran across the yard as being "apprehension dogs.")

I would venture to guess that the person who is not a K-9 officer, etc. would be at fault?

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

Good question, and valid points IMHO. Honestly though I think the charges of false advertisement would probably be waht would be easier to stick.

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

Police K-9, k.i.a. what does k.i.a. mean? thanks.
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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

I think KIA is killed in action
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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

k.i.a. = Killed in Action

However, the dog was this person's personal dog and had zero formal training let alone a Police K-9.

I was not only curious based on this particular person. I was wondering in general as well.

I don't think it would be "impersonating a police officer" since the dog isn't doing it himself. It would be the owner misrepresenting the dog, I suppose.

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

I think in advertising it would be more "false advertisement" but if it was out in public it would fall into the lines of impersonating an officer, however, the burden of proof would fall on the ones accusing them of that not of him to say he wasn't.


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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

There is printed proof written by said person to others stating they are an officer, and their dogs (registered names given) are working Police K-9s.

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

I don't think the 'impersonating' charge would stick. He's not actually saying he's an officer if I read your post right, he's claiming to have been one in the past...

False advertisement like other people said, or a lawyer could probably stick some kind of 'fraud' charge to it.

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

The person is claiming to be a current and existing Law Enforcement Officer. When I contacted the department with which they said they were an officer, they had no record of this person, and they do not even have a K-9 Unit.

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Re: Does impersonating a police officer apply to dogs?

I would say "impersonating an officer" applys in a situation such as this example: someone takes their dog and drives around and happens to see a suspicious person lurking around the outside of a house. Then, they get out with the dog and say "stop what you're doing, I have a police dog, and I will turn him loose on you, etc" That is a "barney style" breakdown...

Advertising that you have K-9 dogs is not impersonating an officer, it is simply fraudulent claims. Just like if I were to claim that I was a cop, I'm not impersonating one unless I try to use it in a manner suggested above.

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