Dog Owner Charged with Second-Degree Murder & Manslaughter
Emma Hernandez, 9-years old, was killed by three pit bulls in southwest Detroit.
Dog Owner Charged
UPDATE 08/22/19: The owner of three pit bulls that brutally killed a 9-year old girl in southwest Detroit Monday has been charged with murder, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Pierre Cleveland, 33, has been charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and possessing dangerous anim… [Read full blog post]
Observing 2019 National Dog Bite Prevention Week®1
Read a brief history of National Dog Bite Prevention Week and how, over the years, various co-sponsors of the annual event have utilized this safety week to push their national agendas.
Last year, 5,714 Postal Service employees were victimized by dogs, down from 6,244 in 2017. Learn about the cities with the most attacks and view the 2018 Postal Service dog attack map.
We highlight two recent postal carrier dog maulings: a b… [Read full blog post]
Elizabeth Rivera, 71-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in southwest Detroit.
Previous Attack Photos
UPDATE 07/20/16: The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office said that 71-year old Elizabeth Rivera died of "crush injury to the neck." The manner of death was ruled an accident. The autopsy was performed on July 17, reports the Detroit Free Press. The following day, Detroit police stated they had completed their investigation, though it was unknown if one or more fa… [Read full blog post]
The Criminal Trial of Geneke Antonio Lyons
Xavier Strickland, 4-years old, was killed by pit bulls in Detroit in December 2015.
UPDATE 06/30/16: Judge James Callahan sentenced Geneke Antonio Lyons, 42, to 5-years probation with a year in "work release" jail after his pit bulls eviscerated a little boy. The sentence was below the guidelines of 19 to 38 months. Prosecutors had originally charged Lyons with second-degree murder, but Callahan threw out that ch… [Read full blog post]