QUINCY (AP) — Police say a Polish man who was living in Massachusetts is charged in the torturing and beating of a dog whose plight drew wide attention.READ MORE: Richard Seymour's Full Patriots Hall Of Fame Induction Speech
Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said Monday that 32-year-old Radoslaw Czerkawski was arrested last week in New Britain, Conn., on a charge of misleading police and is now also charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty. Keenan said Czerkawski will be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court. It’s not immediately known if he has a lawyer.READ MORE: COVID Outbreak Reported In New Hampshire's Largest Jail
The dog, described as a pit bull type breed, was euthanized after being found barely alive Aug. 31 in Quincy.
Massachusetts residents, officials and animal rights activists demanded stricter laws against abuse. Legislation that would create a statewide registry of individuals convicted of animal abuse and impose tougher penalties is gaining support.MORE NEWS: Maine Hikes Tolls To Recoup Revenue Lost During Pandemic
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