Amarillo, TX – The Amarillo Police Department is investigating allegations involving the operations of the Amarillo Animal Control Department. The allegations are serious and City administration supports a full and complete investigation.
Immediate steps were taken early in the investigation to ensure both the integrity of the investigation and to continue providing the essential public safety duties required of Animal Control operations. This includes measures to
ensure the proper care and handling of animals. Two employees are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the police investigation.
Upon the conclusion of the police investigation, the City will conduct an internal review for possible non-criminal violations of policy.
If anyone has information regarding this investigation, please contact Lt. Stan Rickwartz at the Amarillo Police Department at 378-9403.