Shocking video footage shows an Indiana cop abusing a police dog while on the job. The video shows the Hammond, Indiana police officer lifting the dog off the ground by its collar and hitting him with his leash.
“Look at him, he’s whipping the [expletive] dog!” the cameraman screams as the dog is beaten by the cop.
According to The New York Daily News, the cop was placed on administrative leave after the video was released.
“Anybody who loves dogs as much as I do is always saddened and shocked anytime you hear of a dog’s abuse,” Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. said in a statement.
“When you find out it happened with an employee of yours, it makes it that much more shocking and disturbing. 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.”
Hammond police said that the officer’s actions were “inconsistent with acceptable training methods.” The dog was immediately removed from the cop’s care.