Ex-Stamford Animal Shelter Director Laurie Hollywood pleads not guilty to reckless endangerment

The former director of the Stamford Animal Shelter appeared in court today.



Laurie Hollywood pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment charges. Police say she oversaw improper dog adoptions.



Protesters turned out to the Stamford Courthouse show their support for Hollywood.



City officials claim Hollywood did not report dogs with a history of biting. She is also accused of falsifying documents to place them in homes.



City officials say they fired Hollywood because "she broke the law and put the public in danger."



The judge granted the request from Hollywood's attorney to review all of the city records pertaining to the case, including animal shelter documents that were allegedly falsified.



Hollywood is due back in court on Aug. 12.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."