August 9, 2008
Civil complaint filed against San Diego officer in police dog's death Criminal Charges Possible
Aguirre wants Hubka to pay the cost of acquiring and training a replacement for his dog. He said the cost exceeds $25,000. "Since 9/11, police dogs have become hard to replace because of the high demand for them worldwide," said Executive Assistant City Atty. Don McGrath.
The Belgian Malinois, a medium-size dog with great stamina and intelligence, is used by police departments across the U.S. Like the San Diego department, some departments get the dogs from breeders in Europe.
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