Retired officer who cut dog's throat to get $45K in back pay

A former Baltimore police officer acquitted of animal-cruelty charges after he slit a dog's throat while trying to restrain it is in line to receive $45,000 in back pay from the city.

The Baltimore Sun ( ) reports that the Board of Estimates is expected on Wednesday to approve a deal in which Jeffrey G. Bolger, a retired 20-year veteran of the department, will be compensated for about 10 months he missed while on unpaid leave.

Bolger was cleared in November of all charges stemming from the June 2014 killing of a 7-year-old Shar Pei. Bolger was charged with mutilating an animal, animal cruelty and misconduct in office.

A judge ruled that Bolger and another officer involved thought the dog was dangerous.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun,