Former Philly police officer pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

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Former Philly officer pleads guilty in animal cruelty case. Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2018. (WPVI)

A former Philadelphia Police officer has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

Michael Long was arrested a few months after a Good Samaritan found a dog, named Cranberry, emaciated, in a trash bag in Wissahickon Valley Park in November of 2016.

Long was suspended from his job after his arrest with the intent to dismiss.

His plea got him one-year probation and he has agreed to never own a dog again.

Cranberry made a full recovery and has found a loving forever home.


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