(MISTREATMENT OF)/(INTERFERENCE WITH) POLICE
DOG/HORSE DURING COMMISSION OF CRIME - ELEMENTS
No person may be convicted of (mistreatment of)/(interference with) a police dog/horse during the commission of a misdemeanor/felony unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:
Third, without lawful cause or justification;
Fourth, (striking/tormenting/(administering a nonpoisonous desensitizing substance to)/mistreating)/(interfering with the lawful performance of);
Fifth, a police dog/horse;
Sixth, owned/used by;
Seventh, a law enforcement agency [of a political subdivision] of the State;
Eighth, during the commission of a misdemeanor/felony.
Statutory Authority: 21 O.S. Supp. 2014, § 649.1.