Charges Filed in Death of K9 Officer

Charges Filed in Death of K9 Officer

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.

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