FORT LAUDERDALE NARCOTICS OFFICER CAUSES DEATH OF CANINE OFFICER
Fort Lauderdale Florida news broadcasters are howling for justice.
A narcotics undercover officer from Coral Springs left his canine police officer dog partner in a hot car and the dog died.
It’s now a hot topic: do we arrest and convict the human cop who is responsible for the death of a canine cop?
Do the authorities let him cop a plea?
Should he be sent to prison for canine murder? Is this a homicide? A dogicide? Is it the same as causing of death of a human police officer? Will it be swept under the proverbial rug?
Stay tuned. Your Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr is watching this case closely.
If you are reader, look up Florida statute 849.19, it makes it a third-degree felony to injure or cause the death of a canine police officer through negligence or criminal intent.