Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA) Investigators have concluded their investigation on the death of K9 Deputy Duke.
The report will be submitted to the District Attorney’s office this week for their review.
Cummings maintains that his initial report and statement is the facts regarding the Death of K9 Deputy Duke.
The death of K-9 Duke was reported to be due to heat exposure.
Deputy John Cummings reported finding Duke’s kennel tampered with and the K-9 missing. The deputy said he searched his yard for Duke and found him in the patrol car, near death from heat exposure.
Duke died around 9 a.m. on June 1st.
Cummings submitted his letter of resignation a week later. It was accepted in lieu of termination.
Termination was pending due to other actions surrounding the investigation and policy violations discovered during the investigation.