UPDATE: Further to the below statement, the RCIPS wishes to confirm that the Office of the Ombudsman retains oversight of the independent investigation being conducted by the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare and Control Unit. The matter was initially referred to the Office of the Ombudsman by the RICPS on 9 July. The Office of the Ombudsman then initiated the investigation and referred the matter to the DOA, and will determine any further course of action following the investigation.
RCIPS Responds to Commentary on Death of Police K9 Baron, 4 August
The RCIPS is aware of the public commentary regarding the death of Police K9 Baron. The matter has been referred to the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare and Control Unit for independent investigation. Following the investigation, a file will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions. As this is an active investigation, no further comment will be made on the matter at this time.