Stallworth v. Town of Stratford
A court can find it appropriate to admit pictures of a police dog and to exclude the actual dog. In the plaintiff's suit against the Town of Stratford, the court granted a motion in limine to exclude a police dog named "Neo." "Based on the current record," wrote the court, "the court sees no reason to offer the dog himself." The defendant can offer pictures of the dog, and counsel will confer about whether to admit testimony about photo arrays of dogs. The court apparently denied motions to exclude evidence about a guide for patrol dogs, military service and a subsequent arrest. The defendant can obtain an aerial photo of the location and can offer that as an exhibit.