Details concerning accusations of animal cruelty by a local police chief are starting to emerge.
The Bryan Times reports that Stryker Police Chief Steve Schlosser has accepted responsibility for a family pet’s death.
Schlosser pled no contest to one charge of animal cruelty and needlessly killing a companion animal in Bryan Municipal Court.
The officer was fined $500, plus $79 in court costs.
Schlosser admits that he killed four cats and disposed of their remains in the Tiffin River over a five-day period last year. In fact, he admits that from June 2012 to January of this year, he ordered his officers to do likewise. Officers say that ten more cats were killed during that time with a .22-caliber rifle.
Schlosser said he acted in response to multiple nuisance animal complaints.
According to court documents obtained by The Times, Stryker Mayor Dan Hughes ordered Chief Schlosser to stop the cat killing on January 28th of this year.