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In Kansas City visit, Greitens endorses bill that strengthens penalties for assaults on police K-9s

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During a visit to Kansas City on Wednesday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced his support for a bill that would strengthen penalties for those who harm a law enforcement animal. 

The bill, named "Champ's Law," was proposed after a Cass County Sheriff K-9 was stabbed in the neck while pursuing a suspect. 

If approved, the bill would change the penalty of assaulting a law enforcement animal to a class A. It's currently a Class C misdemeanor. 

"In Missouri, stabbing a police K-9 carries about the same penalty as not returning a library book," Greitens said in a press release. "That’s not right."

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