Montréal dog-walker cuffed by police officer
A Montreal police officer has been suspended for five days for handcuffing a dog-walker for no apparent reason. The police officer admitted to “using insulting language, making a wrongful arrest and handcuffing.” Montreal Gazette.
In other cities in North America and Europe, the police see dog-walkers as their eyes and ears in the community. From the British DogWatch program:
Dog walkers tend to be out in the early mornings or evenings when other people are more likely to be indoors. Because of this, they might see and hear things relating to crime, anti social behaviour or other suspicious activity that we may not know about.