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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ Stamford officials say one of their police dogs has been demoted to house pet after attacking a jogger near its handler’s home in Greenwich this week.

The 52-year-old woman required about 30 stitches after the incident Monday night, and the German shepherd named McGee has been placed on 14-day quarantine.

Stamford police also apologized to the jogger and took McGee off the job permanently.

Police say a sergeant was putting McGee into his cruiser when the dog ran after the passing jogger and bit her leg, arm and wrist. The sergeant pulled the dog off the woman, whose injuries were not life-threatening.

Stamford Police Chief Robert Nivakoff said McGee also had previously nipped a delivery worker at the sergeant’s home, although no formal complaints were filed in that case.
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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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