Pit bull saved after petition drive has previous bite record, police say

Yesterday, we told you the story of Dre, a pit bull reunited with his family in Brighton months after he was threatened with euthanizing following an incident in which he reportedly showed aggression but didn't bite anyone; more than 68,000 people signed a petition demanding that he be saved. We've now heard from the Brighton Police Department, whose spokesman rebuffs criticism aimed at police in the case and says Dre has a record of a previous bite.
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