MELBOURNE, Fla. - An investigation into the death of a K-9 officer in the Sebastian Police Department has led to a criminal charge.
The K-9’s handler reported finding the dog, Diesel, dead in the back of a patrol vehicle outside the handler's Melbourne home.
The Melbourne Police Department investigated and recommended a charge of animal cruelty.
The case was sent to the state attorney’s office.
Diesel had been part of the Sebastian Police Department for about a year.
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