State Sen. Aaron Bean Seeks To Increase Prison Time For Injuring, Killing Police Dogs With ‘Fang Memorial Bill’

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bill would increase from third-degree felony to a second-degree felony

Senate Bill 96, filed Tuesday by Senator Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach, would triple the maximum prison sentence to 15 years by upgrading the crime from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony. (Sen. Aaron Bean Image)

(WSVN) – A state legislator wants to toughen the penalty for injuring or killing a police dog, following the shooting death of a K9 in north Florida.

Right now, someone convicted of killing a police dog can serve up to five years in prison.

But Senate Bill 96, filed Tuesday by Senator Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach, would triple the maximum prison sentence to 15 years by upgrading the crime from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony.

Bean described the bill as the “Fang Memorial Bill” in honor of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K9 who was shot and killed in the line of duty back in September while chasing armed carjacking suspect Jhamel Paskel.

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Bean described the bill as the “Fang Memorial Bill” in honor of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K9 who was shot and killed in the line of duty back in September while chasing armed carjacking suspect Jhamel Paskel.

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