D.C. Police disbanding Mounted Unit

D.C. mounted police horses. Image: DCist.com.

Disbanding of horse mounted police units continues across the U.S. The horse mounted unit in the nation's Capitol is the latest casualty. WJLA reports: The Horse Mounted Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department is being disbanded, D.C. police confirmed. A spokesperson for the department said the changes are a result of recent budget cuts by D.C.… Continue reading D.C. Police disbanding Mounted Unit

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Close up image of mounted patrol police horse. SHUTTERSTOCK.

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Denver police horse left tied up for 16 hours without food or water euthanized

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Updated Jan. 27, 2017 DENVER (KDVR) — A Denver police officer on the mounted patrol unit has been docked one day of vacation as punishment after documents showed his horse was left tied up for 16 hours without food or water. A disciplinary letter said that on Sept. 26, officer Joseph Teeter finished his mounted patrol… Continue reading Denver police horse left tied up for 16 hours without food or water euthanized