UNR officer accused of abusing police dog
RENO ” University of Nevada, Reno’s police chief says a campus police officer is under investigation following two separate complaints of citizen abuse and abuse of his police dog.
Chief Adam Garcia says the dog, a male German shepherd named Niko, was removed from service following the Jan. 29 complaint of animal cruelty. The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic for an examination and is being kept there pending an investigation.
Garcia said that the incident is being investigated by the state attorney general’s office.
Garcia also says the officer was placed on paid leave after another complaint was received Feb. 3 from several people alleging police abuse.
The officer’s name was not released.