California has some of the strictest laws concerning Animal Cruelty. If you leave your Dog in a locked car, you could face Misdemeanor charges. If the dog dies, it could well be Felony Charges. Unless you are a cop. Then it is a terrible tragedy and leave the cop alone as he is suffering the loss of his partner. Police K9 officer dies after being left in hot patrol car | Daily Mail Online Anyone else would have been arrested already. Anyone else would be blasted by the press as a cruel and evil individual who betrayed and killed a poor defenseless dog through malicious negligence. But the cop? The cop is not going to be identified. The cop is not arrested. The cop is not charged. The cop is facing an internal investigation. Is It Animal Abuse to Leave Your Pet in a Locked Car? Now you can say that people are not arrested for it. Woman arrested for leaving dog in hot car in Palm Desert That dog lived, and the owner was still arrested and charged with Animal Cruelty. Either the law applies to all, or it is unjust. Either we hold all to account, or we are hypocrites in holding only a few to answer for their crimes. This is America, where no one is above, or below, the law in theory. It is a shame we don’t even pretend to practice that.