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A police K-9 has died after investigators said its owner left the dog in the back of a patrol car for nearly three hours.
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The officer told investigators he arrived home around 4:15 p.m. and left the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Inka in the back of the car, with the engine turned off, while he dealt with another dog inside his home.
Around 7 p.m. the officer remembered he left Inka in the car and found the dog had died.
The Sheriff's Office says the squad car Peabody used that day was not one of the department's K-9 vehicles.
A Sheriff's Office spokesman says criminal charges are possible in this case, but explained the department's investigation is not complete.
Peabody let another officer use his K-9 squad car. One of the department's vehicles outfitted to handle a K-9 officer was out of service.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Liquesence
They better charge this SOB. He better not get preferential treatment just because he wears a badge.
A police dog is considered an officer.
The cop's negligence in this case is criminal and resulted in the death of his fellow officer.