A police department in Florida is investigating allegations that a few police officers engaged in a practical joke in which they allowed a dog to eat out of a peanut butter jar and then put the jar back on the shelf so other officers would eat from it later, the South Florida Times reports.
A Fort Lauderdale Police Department spokesperson tells the newspaper that a criminal investigation has been launched into the allegations.
The newspaper reports that the investigation was launched in February after a detective came forward with a complaint.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that there are also allegations that some officers are secretly taping colleagues who work different shifts. However, the spokesperson declined to confirm that those allegations have been made.
Sources: South Florida Times and Sun-Sentinel