Changes made after 2 MSP dogs die in patrol car

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan State Police say changes have been made to certain patrol cars after two dogs died of extreme heat exposure in Livingston County in 2013.

The department publicly confirmed the deaths this week -- more than two years later -- in response to a report about a lawsuit related to how troopers are disciplined.

State police say the dogs died in June 2013 "after being accidentally left in a patrol car by their handler." The state says the Ingham County prosecutor's office cleared the trooper of any criminal wrongdoing but he was disciplined.

Windows now automatically roll down under high temperatures.