NORTH SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – A former North Sioux City police officer has been sentenced after authorities say he admitted to shooting a resident’s cat.
Derek McIntosh was found guilty last month of “killing or injuring an animal of another person”, and “misconduct by a municipal officer”.
According to the Union County Clerk of Court’s office, he was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail for the first count, with 150 days being suspended.
For the charge of ‘misconduct by a municipal officer,’ he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, all of which is suspended.
According to a criminal complaint filed in May, McIntosh was accused of intentionally killed a cat belonging to a local couple. When asked about the cat, McIntosh told the couple that sometimes authorities move stray cats to the North Sioux City Cemetery.
The complaint says McIntosh admitted to another officer he shot the cat.
Authorities found the bodies of two dead cats in the cemetery and a pair of purple medical gloves that appeared to be the same type used by North Sioux City Police.