No charges after Va. policeman’s boy left in hot truck

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a Petersburg police officer whose son was left inside a hot truck in Dinwiddie County.

Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Lisa Caruso told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the officer wasn’t responsible for the July 18 incident.

Caruso said the officer’s 18-month-old and 4-year-old children apparently wandered outside the family’s home and got into the truck after he fell asleep inside the residence.

Caruso said the 18-month-old boy was left inside the truck, but authorities couldn’t determine the details.

The officer’s name hasn’t been released.
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