K-9 Unit Attacks On Latinos And Blacks On Rise In Los Angeles County

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The number of Latinos and African-Americans bitten by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department canines have dramatically increased in the past few years, a new study released earlier this week states.

While the annual dog bites for whites, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders remained very low from the years 2004 to 2012, the number of K-9 unit attacks on Latinos and African-Americans rose in the same period.

"In the first six months of this year, 100 percent of the dog bites were of blacks and Latinos," the report stated, adding that a total of 17 dog bites had been reported up to June, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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