Hurt failed to even come to his vehicle to let the Labrador retriever mix named 'Turbo' use the bathroom — behavior that shocked seasoned dog 'handlers'. He didn't give any logical reason.
JEFFREY COLLINS: ‘A police dog ‘handler’ has been suspended without pay for five days but won’t face criminal charges after his dog was left in a police vehicle for more than six hours and died from the South Carolina heat, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said… The high temperature in Columbia that day was 94 degrees (34 Celsius), according to the National Weather Service. Investigators don’t know the temperature in Hurt’s vehicle, the police chief said.
Master Police Officer David Hurt had the air conditioning on, but for some unexplained reason turned off a heat alarm and left his windows open July 26. Hurt failed to even come to his vehicle to let the Labrador retriever mix named “Turbo” use the bathroom — behavior that shocked seasoned dog handlers, Holbrook said. “He didn’t give any logical reason,” Holbrook said at a news conference. The chief also presented the findings of the internal investigation to prosecutors, who decided that Hurt used terrible judgment but wasn’t criminally negligent and no charges should be filed’. SOURCE…