District Attorney’s Office continues review of dog dragging case


It’s been nearly a week since Bakersfield police recommended charges be filed against a woman seen on video, dragging a dog behind an electric scooter. But the District Attorney’s office said Tuesday, it is still reviewing the case.

Surveillance video shows the dog, named Zebra, being dragged while leashed to a scooter driven by Elaine Rosa — a former psychologist who worked at Kern Valley State Prison.

The video went viral on social media following the original incident on Jan. 6. Various protests have been held around Bakersfield since, demanding justice for Zebra.

Last week Bakersfield police recommended an animal cruelty charge be filed against Rosa.

The case was then given to the DA’s office. In response to nationwide attention, the office said through its Facebook page, the decision to file charges is not one it takes lightly.

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