A term used to describe a “hired gun” to evaluate a serious or fatal dog attack (See: Comment: The Anatomy of a Whitewash, James Crosby). A professional whitewasher will attempt to persuade the media, juries, and the public that the attack was caused by the victim (e.g. the victim was screaming; therefore, the dog reasonably killed) or that the dog suffered a neurological disorder, thus causing the attack. In all instances, a whitewasher will hide the pit bull’s genetic trait of unpredictable, explosive aggression by placing blame on external forces.

Learn more by reading The Crosby Analysis.

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