According to AZ Central News, an officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections, who left his canine partner in a hot car to die, will not be charged.
The canine, named "Ike," was left by Officer Jesse Dorantes for an extended period of time inside of a vehicle on April 9 at the Arizona State Prison Complex. Last week, County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued a statement indicating that Officer Dorantes would not be charged with animal cruelty because prosecutors determined that "there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction."
On the day that Ike was inside of the parked SUV, it was 98 degrees outside - the dog died from heat related issues, including cardiac, pulmonary and major organ failure. Officer Dorantes admitted that he had forgotten about the dog.
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