According to authorities, investigators have not been able to locate Glynn Johnson, who was placed on paid leave, in recent days.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is now asking anyone with information in the animal cruelty investigation to call 951-210-1000.
Johnson has been accused of beating a neighbor's six-month-old shepherd mix dog so severely a veterinarian had to euthanize the puppy. Johnson claimed initially that he beat the dog in self- defense.
The dog's family, firefighters and animal rights activists are planning a demonstration on Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 2 pm. at Van Buren and Washington in Riverside.
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