BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A Baker City committee formed after a pit bull attacked and killed a 5-year-old has drafted proposals for regulating dangerous and vicious dogs.

The Baker City Herald reports the proposals come from a committee being guided by Police Chief Wyn Lohner.

The committee was formed after the death of Jordan Ryan on Sept. 27. A grand jury has declined to indict the owner of the pit bull that killed him, finding there was not enough evidence to support criminal charges.

The draft gives the City Council a choice about how to go about declare dogs dangerous: One approach would focus on declaring dangerous known pit bull breeds. Another would allow a hearing officer or court to hear and weigh evidence before declaring a dog dangerous, no matter its breed.

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