Skip to comments.Shocking Viral Video Shows Officer Lifting Dog By Its Collar, Whipping Dog with Leash
Posted on 05/02/2014 7:58:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
On Wednesday, a video appeared on Youtube of a Hammond, Ind. police officer seemingly abusing his departments dog.
The officers actions were caught on video from inside a second floor window. The officer can be seen repeatedly lifting the dog into the air by his collar.
He then proceeds to whip the dog with his leash.
As the news of and outrage over the officers mistreatment of the dog spread, the video went viral.
Amongst those who came to hear of the officers actions was Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., who took immediate action in criticizing the officer.
Anybody who loves dogs as much as I do is always saddened and shocked anytime you hear of a dogs abuse, McDermott said in a statement.
When you find out it happened with an employee of yours, it makes it that much more shocking and disturbing, McDermott continued. Please know that the Hammond PD does not condone that type of behavior of any of its officers, nor is it tolerated in this administration.
Sticking true to his word, McDermott placed the officer on administrative leave, effective immediately. Further investigation is pending.
The Mayor also stated that the dog will be removed from the officers control as investigations continue.
(Video at link)
That’s clearly animal cruelty - the officer should be fired! /s
K9 cops are usually the biggest jerks
What is it with cops and dogs? Maybe we should sic some unemployed psychology majors on the problem.
I will never have much empathy for people who send dogs into places they won’t go themselves. Then again I’ve lived a long time and the more I know about most people the better I like my dogs.
Since police K9’s are considered “police officers”, wouldn’t this be considered assault on a police officer?
The ammo situation is worse than I thought...even some cops must be running out too!
The cop must have left his bullets at home. On a more positive note, the mayor is coming down hard on the cop by giving him a paid vacation (known to our government overlords as “administrative leave”).
Cops sure have it rough.
Not as uncommon as one would think, it the 80’s we adopted an abused K9 German Sheppard. He was very distrustful of men, we showered him with love and slowly he trusted. He was a great dog. Mr. Munchie RIP.
Look and listen to how cops talk to people (being as they are, increasingly militant and aggressive), and it is no surprise that they frequently feel "threatened" by the dogs. It is actually the cops who are typically threatening.
Assault? Wasn’t that dog wagging its tail during the video?
This is the reason cops hate being videoed.
What did the dog do wrong, fail to alert for drugs on a secret hand signal command?
...........only after he is raised up similarly and had his ass whipped with the same whip!
..........a lot of our cop cases on FR are close calls, but there is NOTHING that is a close call on this. This quy should be fired immediately and apply for a job driving a concrete truck after he is prosecuted and spends some jail time.
NO, I take that back (the concrete truck) . That’s too much responsibility. Give him a shovel and a ditch!
So, after waiting for local outrage to die down, the expected Official Pardon was given:
“We do not feel in this case that the dog was abused in any way,” Vohne Liche Kennels said in a statement. “The handler’s technique was not the way he was taught but was not abuse.”
Dogs wag their tails at the people who are abusing them as an appeasement gesture.
In dog body language, another ~dog~ would clearly see that and calm down/stop the attack.
Humans are not as bright.
The dogs was being cruelly treated.
If I did that my Dobes and they bit the hell out of me, I would have -earned- those bites fairly.
The thin blue line is really a closed, defensive circle.
GSDs are wonderful dogs.