No Charges for Cop Who Beat, Stomped and Strangled Dog

He was trying to put the dog out of its misery - slowly


No criminal charges will be filed against the Flagstaff police officer who used his baton, boot and a cable to kill an injured dog in Sunnyside in August.

Officials with the Navajo County Attorney's Office said that there was insufficient evidence to pursue prosecution in the case of the Cpl. John Tewes.

"This includes, but is not limited to, the fact that there is insufficient evidence of a culpable mental state for prosecution," Deputy Navajo County Attorney Michael Tunink wrote in a letter to Flagstaff police Tuesday. "If additional evidence is submitted, I will, of course, review my decision at that time."