Philly Cop Accused of Throwing Dog Away in Trash Bag

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L: Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department | R: Courtesy PSPCA

L: Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department | R: Courtesy PSPCA

A Philadelphia police officer was charged with two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly throwing an emaciated dog away in a trash bag. 

According to the Pennsylvania Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals[1], officer Michael Long is accused of attempting to dump the animal at the Wissahickon Valley Park in November[2].

A passerby stumbled up on the dog and called the PSPCA, which claims it traced the dog’s microchip back to Long, according to CBS3[3].

Long, an 11-year veteran of the PPD, has been suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

Cranberry, now healthy and happy, was adopted in December.

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Endnotes:
  1. Pennsylvania Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: https://pspca.org/2017/03/arrest-made-in-case-involving-cranberry/
  2. in November: https://pspca.org/2016/11/pspca-seeks-publics-help-in-a-case-of-dog-found-abandoned-in-trash-bag/
  3. CBS3: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/03/23/police-officer-accused-of-dumping-emaciated-dog-in-trash-bag-in-park/
  4. @ClaireSasko: http://twitter.com/clairesasko

Source URL: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/03/24/philly-cop-accused-throwing-dog-away/