SC sheriff apologizes after police K9 attacks neighbor's dog

rlowe@thestate.comJune 28, 2014 

— Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott apologized after one of the department’s canines jumped a fence at 2207 Emsworth Drive and attacked a neighbor’s dog.

In a news release issued by the department, Lott said the Richland County Sheriff’s Department would pay for all medical expenses incurred as a result of the Wednesday attack. Furthermore, if a citation is issued by animal control, the deputy in charge of the dog ‘will accept it,’ Lott said.

Calling the incident tragic and unfortunate, Lott said unspecified steps would be taken to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

No other details were released.

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