A person who willfully kills, shoots, tortures, torments, beats, kicks, strikes, mutilates, disables or otherwise injures a law enforcement support animal without justification, is guilty of unlawful killing or injury of a law enforcement support animal.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE CHARGED
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota,
2) The Defendant, _______________;
3) Willfully [killed] [shot] [tortured] [tormented] [beat] [kicked] [struck] [mutilated] [disabled] [otherwise injured] a law enforcement support animal; and
4) The Defendant did so without justification.
A law enforcement support animal means any animal used by or on behalf of a law enforcement officer in performance of the officer’s functions and duties, including crowd control, corrections, arson investigation or search and rescue, regardless of whether the animal is on or off duty.