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Kansas chief faces backlash after killing of service dog


April 21, 2017

AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — The police chief of a southern Kansas town says he's received death threats over an officer's fatal shooting of a service dog.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports a vigil for the dog, Midnite, is scheduled for Wednesday. The vigil has been described by event organizers as a "protest" in response to an officer's killing of Midnite of April 13.

Augusta Police Chief Tyler Brewer says people made death threats to him and his family last week. He says the officer who shot the dog has also received death threats.

Police say the officer and an animal control o...

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