California: Defund Police Dogs Due To ‘Racial Bias And Violence’

California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban the use of police canines for arrests, apprehensions and crowd control, saying officers have long targeted and brutalized Americans of color with police dogs.

“The use of police canines has inflicted brutal violence and lifelong trauma on Black Americans and communities of color,” said a release. “This bill marks a turning point in the fight to end this cruel and inhumane practice and build trust between the police and the communities they serve.”