An Ohio police officer was found guilty Wednesday of one count of companion animal cruelty after his K-9 partner died of heat stroke in his police cruiser Sept. 28, 2014.
The officer, Sgt. Brett Harrison of the Montville Township Police Department, was found guilty for not providing his K-9 Beny with the necessary food and water during the four hours the dog was left unattended in a police cruiser. Harrison will not serve jail time, and will only pay a $500 fine.
This is certainly not an attack on those in law enforcement, nor is it an indictment of K-9 handlers....More