Kennel worker on restrictive duty after dog’s death

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‎‎CLEVELAND — A city kennel worker has been placed on restrictive duty while officials continue to investigate the death of a dog at the facility.

While on restrictive duty the officer will have no direct contact with the animals.

Officials say a dog died at the kennel on June 5.

A videotape of the incident is being reviewed. Officials will not give any other details at this time since the matter is still being reviewed.

The city has also declined to release the video.

City spokeswoman Maureen Harper said the investigation began Monday.

“After a preliminary review, Animal Control Officer John Baird and our new Animal Control Chief Ed Jamison have recommended to Director Michael McGrath that a more in-depth investigation be completed,” Harper said.  “Director McGrath has assigned it to the Department of Public Safety’s Integrity Control Office.”

Officials say they do not know how long the investigation will take.

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