On Wednesday, the Killeen Police Department fired the city's animal control manager, Stacey Sherva.

Sherva was placed on administrative leave last October while KPD investigated allegations that she violated department policy.

Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin said in a statement Wednesday:

The internal investigation involving the Animal Control Manager, Stacey Sherva, has concluded, and the violations were sustained by my office.  The policy violations pertain to neglect of duty concerning the substandard management of employees and the lack of care and treatment of animals under the shelter’s care.

Commander Lee Caufield was named interim animal control manager after Sherva’s suspension in October.

Baldwin said a search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.