Troy Police: Investigation into the death of groundhog run over by golf cart expected to wrap up

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) –  Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says the investigation into the groundhog killing case involving Rensselaer officers should be wrapped up on Friday.

Tedesco will not confirm if the officers will face criminal charges in the death of the groundhog at Frear Park during a golf tournament.

Rensselaer Police Officers Tyler Sammon and Matt Spath were placed on administrative leave earlier this month.

Police say that Sammon was driving the golf cart and Spath was his passenger. Witnesses told golf course staff they saw two men on a golf cart deliberately chase down a groundhog until it couldn’t run. The two men then allegedly ran it over with the cart.

No one has been charged in the incident.

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