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§ 649.2. Killing, disfiguring, disabling, and other acts committed against a police dog or hors...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 21. Crimes and Punishments

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
Part III. Crimes Against the Person
Chapter 20. Assault and Battery
21 Okl.St.Ann. § 649.2
§ 649.2. Killing, disfiguring, disabling, and other acts committed against a police dog or horse--Penalties--Restitution--Exceptions
A. No person shall willfully kill; beat; torture; injure so as to disfigure or disable; administer poison to; set a booby trap device for the purpose of injury so as to disfigure, disable or kill; or pay or agree to pay bounty for purposes of injury so as to disfigure, disable or kill any police dog or police horse owned, or the service of which is employed, by a law enforcement agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state.
B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition, the person shall be ordered to pay restitution, which shall be paid to the law enforcement agency or political subdivision of the state which employed the service of the police dog or horse.
C. Any person who knowingly and willfully and without lawful cause or justification violates the provisions of this section, during the commission of a misdemeanor or felony, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by the imposition of a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections not exceeding five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. In addition, the person shall be ordered to pay restitution, which shall be paid to the law enforcement agency or political subdivision of the state which employed the service of the police dog or horse.
D. The provisions of this section shall not apply:
1. To a peace officer or veterinarian who terminates the life of a police dog or a police horse for the purpose of relieving the dog or horse of undue pain or suffering; or
2. If a police dog is off duty and is running loose without supervision of a police officer and gets run over by a motor vehicle or is perceived to be a threat to the public.

Credits

Laws 1986, c. 54, § 3, eff. July 1, 1986; Laws 1990, c. 75, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1990; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 221, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 128, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2014, c. 222, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
21 Okl. St. Ann. § 649.2, OK ST T. 21 § 649.2
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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