Ex-Stamford Animal Control Manager Pleads Not Guilty

Laurie Hollywood pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment charges during a court appearance Thursday.

Laurie Hollywood. Patch file photo.
Laurie Hollywood. Patch file photo.

Not guilty was the plea from the former manager of Stamford Animal Control shelter who is facing reckless endangerment charges in connection with allowing the adoption of dogs with a violent history.

Laurie Hollywood pleaded not guilty to three counts of reckless endangerment in Stamford court Thursday morning, according to a report by The Advocate.

Hollywood's arrest June 20 came two days after the city announced there were two separate criminal and human resources investigations of the Stamford Animal Control dog pound operations. The human resource investigation resulted in the firing of Hollywood and the formation of an Animal Control Center Task Force to review the policies of the center and work to find and recommend potential sites for a new facility.

According to The Advocate, several shelter volunteers showed up with signs and costumes in support of Hollywood who's scheduled to return to state Superior Court in Stamford on Aug. 12.

The full Advocate story can be found here.


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