Lisa brought an interesting article to my attention yesterday . . .
Police under investigation over ‘dog’s’ witness statement
Police dog handlers are all too aware of how crucial their four-legged colleagues are in the investigation of many crimes.
However, when the CPS demanded a witness statement in the name of a force dog, officers realised that it would be taking their canine skills a step too far.
They wrote back explaining that PC Peach was in fact PD Peach, stressing that PD stood for police dog but to no avail.
Eventually, the exasperated handler completed a form as if it had been written by the Alsatian, signing it with a paw print.
The statement read: “I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.”
It stated that the age of the witness was “four” and that his number was PD4341.
[You should click on the above link if only to see the photo of the cute police dog with his head-mounted video camera. It also quotes other people who made some pretty witty comments in response.]
Now, of course, PD Peach’s human handler is in trouble with the CPS. And I don’t understand why. Have they never heard of dogs giving their side of the story? They should read a couple of dog blogs to see how smart we dogs are! And if anyone, I’d think that PD Peach is also probably the best witness they’ve got!