KTVU asked a number of former law enforcement officers and dog handlers, police dog trainers, civil rights attorneys and policy makers about how California could better regulate K-9s.
Police dog bites can cause severe injuries but there has never been any legislation proposed or passed in California to regulate K-9s. In the Bay Area, San Jose police lead the pack with the most number of dog bites.
KTVU requested dog bite data from the 25 largest police agencies in the Bay Area as part of a months-long investigation into K-9 use-of-force. Here's what we found: