Long Beach PD Investigating Death of K-9 in Cop Car

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August 23, 2019 - 11:31 am

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach police are investigating the death of a police dog who was found alone inside a department-issued vehicle, officials said today.

"The #LBPD is extremely saddened to announce the death of K-9 Ozzy," The Long Beach Police Department wrote on Facebook Friday. "At the time, Ozzy & his handler were both off-duty and Ozzy was inside the officer's department issued K-9 vehicle. The death was immediately reported to the LBPD and a review into the circumstances was initiated."

Ozzy was found dead by his handler Aug. 14, LBPD spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy told the Long Beach Post.

"A local veterinarian examined Ozzy and the preliminary results determined the cause of death to be heat-related," she said.

"All circumstances surrounding the death, including possible equipment or mechanical failures, are being reviewed," Dandoy said.