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Fired K-9 cop charged with neglecting second dog
WATSONVILLE (KGO) -- A former Watsonville police officer who was fired for animal abuse has been charged with neglecting a second dog.
Prosecutors filed animal abuse charges against Francisco Ibarra in March, accusing the former cop of starving his department K-9. Ibarra was a 15 year veteran of the department until he was let go last year.
On Friday prosecutors revealed Ibarra also neglected a second dog in his care. Ibarra has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
If convicted, he faces 6 months in county jail and a $1,000 fine.
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