WPD officers trained by FBI on how to handle violent animals

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The FBI is now tracking crimes against animals with a history of violence.

Today, Wichita police officers in the animal services division were trained on how to handle animals with a violent history as well as assessing when an animal has been abused.

“If we have a shooting involving a human being, depending on the circumstances of the case this could be an incident where you could charge someone with a felony or a crime,” explained WPD Lt. Brian Sigman. “This training is geared toward allowing those officers to have that extra knowledge on what they need to look for and what they need to document when they’re working the case.”

Social research says violence in animals usually stems from violence toward animals.

The training Wednesday was sponsored by the Humane Society. 

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