A recent case — or lack thereof — shows that law enforcement and prosecutors often have their hands tied, even with an incident the public almost universally views as wrong.
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd announced last week that state laws prevented him from charging a man who drowned a cat after it clawed and bit another person.
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