No charges in police dog death case
The district attorney’s office has opted not to press charges against an Alameda police officer whose police dog died after being left in the officer’s car for more than three hours.
Here’s the statement from the Senior Deputy DA Charlette Green:
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has reviewed the potential criminal case involving the death of the Alameda Police Department’s Police Service dog and will not be filing criminal charges against the officer involved. It is very tragic when an animal dies under these circumstances, but there is insufficient evidence to prove that the officer acted unreasonably based upon all the evidence presented in the case.
The internal investigation into the case continues. Neither the officer nor the dog, a 6 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois, have been named.
The dog died at a local veterinary hospital on May 5 after being left in the car while the officer engaged in a training exercise.