Fort Myers Police Chief launches K-9 investigation
FORT MYERS, Fla - Four in Your Corner is learning that Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker is launching an investigation into the police department's K-9 unit.
This all comes after Four in Your Corner uncovered a complaint of animal abuse filed against a Fort Myers K-9 officer. According to that complaint, officer George Sanford hit his dog several times in the head during a training exercise. Sanford says he did discipline the dog, but denies abusing it.
In a statement to Fox 4 tonight, Chief Doug Baker said "This department is committed to the highest level of professionalism and service to the community. I have called for an administrative review of the K-9 unit that includes assistance from an outside entity. I have confidence in the process and once the review has been completed it will be open for public inspection."
Four in Your Corner's Mike Mason is working to get more details about this breaking story and we'll being you what he's finding out about this investigation tonight on Fox 4 News at Ten.