Police Train to Recognize Signs of Dogfighting
Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 10:45 PM EST
It's been four years since NFL quarterback Michael Vick set off alarms about the problem of dog-fighting. Now police agencies are getting a lot smarter about detecting it.
At the city police training academy on Wednesday 40 officers spent all day getting an education on dogfighting. Experts with the ASPCA led the course and showed the signs of viciousness.
Investigators are learning that dogfighting often leads to even more violent crime. They believe that many dogs are trained to fight in basements and back alleys and that many neighbors may not even notice.