“Q&A: Jed Painter, Assistant District Attorney of Animal Crimes Unit, Nassau County D.A.’s Office”

Posted by Elizabeth Block on April 28th, 2012 :: Filed under Articles  
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“Created in February 2010, the [Animal Crimes Unit] was formed to investigate felony and misdemeanor cases ranging from animal abandonment to severe physical abuse and dog-fighting rings. With the help of a 24-hour hotline established to encourage the public to report crimes against animals, the number of animal crime-related arrests has jumped from eight in the two years before the unit’s creation to 40 in the past 24 months. . . .”

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