“A former Exeter police officer has been charged with two felony counts of failing to maintain control of a dangerous animal.
On Dec. 13, Grover Beach police officers responded to a dog attack. A Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd escaped from their owner’s home and attacked Betty Long, 85, and David Foster, 64.
Foster died three days later. Long suffered major injuries.
The Belgian Malinois, a retired police dog, was identified by authorities as the aggressor and was euthanized the same day.”