County leaders discuss proposed Mitchell Law

Local lawmakers will discussed the proposed "Mitchell's Law," which would make it a felony to intentionally hurt or kill K-9 officers. The law has to pass in the state.

BUFFALO, NY--  Erie County lawmakers are expected to discuss a proposed state law  called "Mitchell's Law" Thursday afternoon.

The legislation would make it a felony to intentionally hurt or kill K-9 officers.  

The bill is named after the Jamestown Police Department's K-9 Officer-- "Mitchell".

Officer Mitchell is a six-year-old German Shepherd,  that was seriously wounded after a 6-hour stand-off in November.  He made a full recovery and returned to duty one month later.

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