Arizona

Oct 11, 2012 11:30 AM

No charges for Flagstaff officer in injured dog killing

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Flagstaff police officer who used his baton, boot and a cable to kill an injured dog in August will not face criminal charges.

Officials with the Navajo County Attorney's Office said there was insufficient evidence to pursue prosecution in the case of the Corporal John Tewes.

The Arizona Daily Sun (http://bit.ly/ULOit7) reports in Thursday's editions that a letter from Deputy Navajo County Attorney Michael Tunink says prosecutors will revisit their decision if more evidence is produced.

Prosecutors also decided against pursuing charges that Tewes made threatening statements about his ex-wife.

Flagstaff police Chief Kevin Treadway tells the Daily Sun an internal investigation is ongoing.

Tewes was called after another officer hit a loose dog with his car on Aug. 19. Tewes decided the dog needed to be euthanized.

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