Ariz. officer arrested in death of K9 partner


Lindsey Collom
The Arizona Republic

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Chandler police sergeant in the death of a K-9 left for more than 12 hours in a hot patrol car.

Sgt. Tom Lovejoy was booked Wednesday at 3 p.m. into an East Valley jail facility on suspicion of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor. He was released at 4:50 p.m. on his own recognizance.

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