Nottinghamshire police dog handler court case result
The Nottinghamshire police dog handler accused of killing his two German Shepherd dogs by leaving them in a hot car has been found guilty. In his defence the officer stated he was stressed and distracted, and that due to his state of mind he forgot about the dogs. Against the trend of making examples out of police officers, the courts did not issue him with a custodial sentence.
Similar cases not involving police have also not resulted in custodial sentances and so whatever your feelings on the matter, the courts appear for once to be consistent in their sentancing.