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Shocking Viral Video Shows Officer Lifting Dog By Its Collar, Whipping Dog with Leash
Opposing Views ^ | 05/01/2014 | By Lina Batarags

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 department’s dog.

The officer’s 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 officer’s mistreatment of the dog spread, the video went viral.

Amongst those who came to hear of the officer’s 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 dog’s 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 officer’s control as investigations continue.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: doggieping; donutwatch
A slight departure from the usual cop shoots dog story.

(Video at link)

1 posted on 05/02/2014 7:58:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s clearly animal cruelty - the officer should be fired! /s


2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Responsibility2nd

K9 cops are usually the biggest jerks


3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:01:50 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Responsibility2nd

What is it with cops and dogs? Maybe we should sic some unemployed psychology majors on the problem.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 8:02:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:10:34 AM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:15:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Since police K9’s are considered “police officers”, wouldn’t this be considered assault on a police officer?


7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:19:38 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Responsibility2nd

The ammo situation is worse than I thought...even some cops must be running out too!


8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:20:49 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:21:01 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Nik Naym
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10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:25:02 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:47:16 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: samtheman
I think a lot of the issue stems from the extremely aggressive tone cops use. Dogs react poorly to people acting aggressively towards their owners. When I was a kid, the PSE&G guy came to read our meter. Only my sisters and I (my oldest sister was maybe 14) we're home, along with our dog. The dog was barking at the meter man, but keeping her distance. He then yelled at my sister to shut the dog up, or control it, or whatever. Bam! In an instant, the dog ran over and bit him.

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.

12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: moovova

Assault? Wasn’t that dog wagging its tail during the video?


13 posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:54 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is the reason cops hate being videoed.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 9:38:48 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What did the dog do wrong, fail to alert for drugs on a secret hand signal command?


15 posted on 05/02/2014 12:07:44 PM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Hoorah, Arizona!)
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To: Ken522

...........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!


16 posted on 05/02/2014 5:22:52 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Salamander; Joe 6-pack

Update:

So, after waiting for local outrage to die down, the expected Official Pardon was given:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Hammond-Police-Determine-K-9-Officer-Didnt-Abuse-Dog-259828851.html

“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.”


17 posted on 09/08/2014 1:13:23 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: GladesGuru

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.


18 posted on 09/08/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by Salamander (People will stare. Might as well make it worth their while.)
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To: Altariel

The thin blue line is really a closed, defensive circle.


19 posted on 09/08/2014 2:10:56 PM PDT by Salamander (People will stare. Might as well make it worth their while.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

GSDs are wonderful dogs.


20 posted on 09/08/2014 2:12:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Salamander

Well said.


21 posted on 09/08/2014 2:13:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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