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CONYERS, Ga. — Former Conyers police officer Jerahmy Williams will not face charges for the death of his K9 partner, Zane.

According to the Rockdale County District Attorney, a grand jury met Friday to consider the charge of cruelty to animals.

After hearing testimony and a sworn statement from Williams, the grand jury decided not to indict him.

Before the investigation was over, Conyers police said Williams resigned.

Conyers is about 24 miles southeast of Atlanta.

CBS46 learned that Williams left the police department on August 12 because of “increasingly more vicious threats” made to his family.

Zane died on July 16, after he was left in a hot police SUV for 10 hours.

“Hard work, long day. He actually…I’m thinking…forgot it,” said dog owner Willie Hill.

According to Conyers police, Williams went to the gym after work but felt sick, so he went home and fell asleep. Officials said when Williams went inside, he never took Zane out of the car. Zane was 5 years old.

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  • Goldie McQuillan

    Of course they should have never put former CPD Ofc Jerahmy Williams on trial for that! He has been putting his life on the line fighting crime in your city, under extra duress from getting threats to him & his family, & he is put on trial over this tragedy to top it off? unsure emoticon Sorry to hear this. I hope this officer & his family are doing well & have found comparable, gainful employment elsewhere.

  • Ellen Anderson

    A K-9 Officer is dead because of the negligence of his partner. All the good he ever did during his career is negated by one stupid, selfish, thoughtless act which took a life. He never should have been let off the hook for this.

    • tunatime

      Why do yyouiu have to be racist? Had nothing to do with the color of your skin insecurities get over it!

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