Stiffer penalties in effect for killing New Jersey police dogs

    Schultz’s Law went into effect immediately Tuesday after N.J. Gov. Chris Christie signed it.

    Those found guilty of killing a police dog now face a mandatory five-year prison sentence without the chance of parole. The law is named for a Gloucester Township Police K-9  killed in the line of duty last year when a suspect threw him into traffic.

    As Gloucester Township Patch reports, Christie signed the bill the same day a jury indicted the man accused of killing Schultz. More than $70,000 has been raised to construct a memorial honoring Schultz and enhance the K-9 unit in the township.

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