Dog Attack Sparks Criticism of Cops’ ‘Hands-Off’ Policing on Leashes

Dog Attack Sparks Criticism of Cops’ ‘Hands-Off’ Policing on Leashes

March 12, 2012 8:04am | By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Social Media Editor

INWOOD An unleashed dog mauled another in an Inwood park last week, sparking cries from residents for greater enforcement of dog laws by cops.

The attack happened as Isham Park was packed during unseasonably warm temperatures at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The owner of the dog, Ginger, was walking with the dog and her 16-month-old daughter when the attack happened.

It took four people to pull the dog from Ginger and hold it down until police were able to remove it from the park and bring it to Animal Care and Control in Harlem. ACC did not immediately respond to a request for information about the dog.

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