Former West Concord police chief found guilty of shooting cats

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

MANTORVILLE — A Dodge County jury on Thursday found the former police chief for West Concord guilty on three felony counts and one gross misdemeanor in relation to a 2007 investigation.

Robert Utech, 52, was found guilty of two felony counts involving torture or cruelty to animals, one felony count involving the wreckless discharge of a dangerous weapon, and one gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public official.

An investigation determined that Utech shot a number of cats in while patrolling in West Concord.

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