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Officer Acquitted of Malfeasance for Canine Death

A judge acquitted a New Orleans police officer in charge of a dog that fell down an elevator shaft.

Sergeant Randy Lewis was indicted on a malfeasance in office charge for the death of his dog Phantom.

Lewis said he was training the dog at the old Charity Hospital site when the accident happened.

It was later revealed he was working an off duty paid security detail.

This was the second time Lewis was charged for the incident.

The first charge was dropped by the district attorney’s office.