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  575.353.  Assault on a police animal — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of assault on a police animal if he or she knowingly attempts to kill or disable or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to a police animal when that animal is involved in law enforcement investigation, apprehension, tracking, or search, or the animal is in the custody of or under the control of a law enforcement officer, department of corrections officer, municipal police department, fire department or a rescue unit or agency.

  2.  The offense of assault on a police animal is a class C misdemeanor, unless the assault results in the death of such animal or disables such animal to the extent it is unable to be utilized as a police animal, in which case it is a class E felony.


(L. 1999 H.B. 248 § 575.337, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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