Marshall Project Originals
The City Where Police Unleash Dogs On Black Teens
In Baton Rouge, police dogs bit a teenager 17 or younger every three weeks, on average.
Police Use Painful Dog Bites To Make People Obey
Police are allowed to use “pain compliance.” But experts say dog bites are too unpredictable and severe.
The City Where Someone Was Bitten by a Police Dog Every 5 Days
Why K-9s in Indianapolis have mauled so many people—and why that may change.
5 Takeaways From Our Investigation of Indianapolis Police Dogs
It has the highest rate of bites per population among the largest cities in the U.S.
We Spent A Year Investigating Police Dogs. Here Are Six Takeaways.
Reporting by The Marshall Project and our media partners exposes the damage police dogs inflict across the U.S.
When Police Violence Is a Dog Bite
An Alabama man killed by a K-9 officer was one of thousands of Americans bitten by police dogs every year. Few ever get justice.
My Dog Didn't Forget Me When I Went to Prison
Charlotte was there for the worst moments of my life. And she was there as I picked up the pieces.
How Having a Dog Changed My Life in Prison
“Until now, touching another living thing took place in the context of fights, pat-downs, and strip searches.”