The LAPD has one of the worst records for officer-involved shootings in the U.S., but it’s actually done a lot to avoid potentially fatal encounters between armed police and suspects on the run. Their strategy is to release the dogs. Police departments nationwide admire the LAPD for is its K-9 unit. In fact, other departments have come here to learn the best way to train police dogs.
On a patch of grass overlooking Dodger Stadium head LAPD K9 unit
trainer Sgt. Michael Goosby plays fetch with Robbie a Dutch Shepherd
training to be a bonafide police dog (Courtesy of David Weinberg)