"when reporters who are new to covering Mountain View quote a certain 'self-described gadfly' as a representative for mountain view residents."It's nice to see the Mercury is finally starting to rub off on the Daily News.
MTN. VIEW PROBING ATTACK BY POLICE DOG;LAWSUIT MAY BE FILED, CITY ATTORNEY SAYS San Jose Mercury News (California) September 8, 2004 Wednesday PENINSULA/S.F. EDITION
September 8, 2004 Wednesday PENINSULA/S.F. EDITION
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HEADLINE: MTN. VIEW PROBING ATTACK BY POLICE DOG;
LAWSUIT MAY BE FILED, CITY ATTORNEY SAYS
BYLINE: JULIE PATEL, Mercury News
But Don Letcher, a retired Sunnyvale public safety officer said police dogs are very well-trained.
"They would never attack without getting the order from an officer," said Letcher, who spent 20 years on the Sunnyvale force but was not a member of a canine unit. "It's like a gun. It's the user that's responsible for the actions of the dog."