There are charges against the Monroe County deputy whose police K9 died after being left in a hot car. Prosecutors this week filed a single charge of mistreating animals against 29-year-old Detective Alexander Maas. He’s the one who left his police dog, Kolt, in a hot squad car back in May.
Mistreating an animal is a misdemeanor charge in Wisconsin, punishable by up to nine months in jail and a ten-thousand dollar fine. Maas was suspended after Kolt had to be put down and he resigned from the sheriff’s department about two weeks later.