07/01/2010

No felony for Fla. cop accused of killing K-9 partner

Originally charged with both animal cruelty and a felony count of a killing a K-9

By David Ovalle
Miami Herald

MIAMI — A former Miami-Dade police sergeant is not guilty of kicking his police dog to death in June 2006, jurors decided Friday.

They acquitted Allen Cockfield, 55, of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Cockfield was originally charged with both animal cruelty and a felony count of a killing a police dog, which could have cost him his law enforcement certificate. But the judge in the case threw out the felony count Thursday.

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