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Ontario police officer under fire after ‘dispatching’ of raccoon with shovel

April 18, 2023  By Greg Davis, Global News

Apr. 18, 2023, Lindsay, Ont. – Police in Lindsay, Ont., say safety was a top priority after an officer used a shovel to dispatch a raccoon last week, prompting some public backlash. According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, officers responded to Lindsay Street South for reports of a raccoon in the area that was either injured or possibly rabid. | READ MORE

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