05/29/2009

Calif. K-9 dies after being left in SUV for hours

By Henry K. Lee
San Francisco Chronicle

ALAMEDA, Calif. — An Alameda police K-9 officer is under investigation after his dog died when he left it in his personal sports utility vehicle for several hours during a training session, authorities said Wednesday.

The officer, whose name was not released, left the 6 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois inside his SUV while attending a use-of-force training exercise May 5 on Lincoln Avenue, police Lt. Bill Scott said.

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