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IRE Radio Podcast | The Bite Ratio

You don’t want to have a run-in with a police dog in North Port, Florida. A year-long investigation by Michael Davidson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune found that North Port’s canines have been biting people at an alarming rate. And the dogs aren’t just drawing a little blood. Many of suspects on the receiving end of K-9 unit attacks have been left with serious, lasting injuries. On this episode, Davidson takes us behind the story and explains how he tackled the reporting while covering other assignments. 

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Aaron Pellish reported this episode. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. Shawn Shinneman is your host.

Music in this episode is by Podington Bear.

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