Two upstate New York cops suspended for alleged incident involving golf cart and woodchuck

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TROY, N.Y. (AP) – Two upstate New York police officers have been suspended without pay after they were investigated for allegedly using a golf cart to run down and kill a groundhog during a golf outing.

The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/2ddtWVC ) officials in the city of Rensselaer said Monday that the officers were suspended because they failed to disclose to their police department that authorities in nearby Troy were investigating the killing of a woodchuck on a golf course in July.

Witnesses told police the two officers used a golf cart to chase the animal around, then ran over and killed it during a police union golf outing in Troy.

Troy police said earlier this month they wouldn’t charge the officers because there wasn’t enough information to warrant charges.

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Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com

 

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