Hinds supervisor wants tougher leash law

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — A Hinds County supervisor says he wants a tougher leash law after a 6-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pit bull.

Supervisor George Smith told WAPT-TV that he will propose banning pit bulls from the county. The county ordinance currently requires dogs to be on a leash, behind a fence or inside a house.

Smith says the law is not being followed as its written so he’ll push for the ban.

His comments came in response to the Friday death of Anastasia Bingham. Authorities say the child was playing in the snow in front of her Terry home when she was attacked and killed by a dog.