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Va. cop convicted of animal neglect

A Clifton Forge police officer convicting of neglecting his dog must perform 24 hours of community service and is forbidden to own animals.

Botetourt County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jill Deegan told The Roanoke Times that Chris W. Broughman also must pay a $100 fine.

Broughman was convicted last week of animal neglect.

Deegan says county animal control officers responding to neighbors' calls went to Broughman's house in February. They found a Doberman pinscher chained so tightly that the dog's neck had grown around a metal collar.

Clifton Forge Police Chief Barry Balser says Broughman remains employed at the police department.

-- The Roanoke Times

By Washington Post Editors  | September 17, 2010; 9:52 AM ET
Categories:  Animal Stories, Virginia  
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real nice,and your a cop?!aren't you supposed to protect people,animals,and do your duty as a cop?!this proves ,that americas people can not!even trust a cop,because of cops like you!why would you have that much hate in you,or anger that you would take it out on an innocent animal?!I want to ask you one thing?what if you were treated like this?how would you feel?thats just what should be done!then you will think twice before you do it to an innocent animal or anyone else!

Posted by: grandmasgirl551 | September 21, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

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