No Charges For Officer Who's Dog Died in Car

Alameda prosecutors will not charge a K-9 police officer whose dog died after it was left in the officer's SUV during a training exercise.

Alameda County senior deputy district attorney Charlette Green said Monday there isn't sufficient evidence to prove the officer acted unreasonably. An internal affairs investigation is ongoing.

The dog was left in the SUV on May 5 for just over three hours as the officer attended a use-of-force training exercise. A window was down in the vehicle and temperatures only reached about 70 degrees that day.

The officer found the dog in "distress." It died at a veterinary hospital. The cause is still under investigation.

The name of the officer has not been released.

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