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Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/16/2012

No charges against Va. officer whose son was left in truck

DINWIDDIE, Va. — 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 tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the officer wasn’t responsible for the July 18 incident.

Caruso says 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 says 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.

By the Associated Press  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/16/2012

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