Rocco's Law signed by Governor Corbett

By WTAJ News

Published 07/03 2014 10:51AM

Updated 07/03 2014 10:53AM

HARRISBURG – Governor Corbett signed “Rocco’s Law” Wednesday, increasing the penalty for anyone who harms a police animal.

The penalty goes from a third-degree to a second-degree penalty, which comes with a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.

The bill is named for a K-9 officer that was stabbed while on duty in Pittsburgh.

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