Originally posted by pastry sharp
right... other than the fact that a big police dog has a hold on you, which might be a little scary, and in that state, a person might not be thinking, "you know this dog is highly trained, i should just lie here, so that nothing bad happens to me". was the girl resisting arrest? you don't know that and neither do i.
Based on the description of the incident we're working with here, there's no doubt she was resisting arrest by fighting the dog off. All this talk about what a natural reaction it is to be frightened by dogs does nothing at all to excuse that. It might explain why
she resisted, but that's completely unimportant. I might be deathly afraid of guns, but if a cop points his gun at me in an official capacity there's no way that I'd be justified in trying to take that gun from him because of that fear.