This disturbing footage shows a police dog break free of it’s handler and attack a handcuffed thug.
Police were in this area to investigate a man for a possession of a gun charge. They eventually found the person in question, 24 year-old Brendan Badley, and handcuffed him before ordering to lie down on the ground for a search.
Video shows the cop’s search dog, a Belgian Malinois named Tyson, jumping around excitedly as Badley lies down. Tyson’s handler, Deputy DJ Harlan, then takes the dog to a grassy area to cool down, but then the unthinkable happens.
Harlan loses control of Tyson, who immediately runs for Badley. The young thug tries to crawl away, but it’s too late: Tyson grabs hold of his thigh and won’t let go.
The dog then bites Badley for ninety seconds while cops desperately try to intervene.
Badley can be heard saying “Get that dog off me,” while trying to crawl away to which Harlan can be heard replying, “Stop f*cking moving!”
Badley apologizes and begs the officer’s to pull the dog off. Eventually, Harlan convinces the dog to let go.
“When I say don’t move, don’t move, please,” Harlan screams at Badley. “When we have a K-9 sittin’ there, don’t f*cking move, until you’re told to.”
Reaction to the footage has been mixed in the police department. Some are standing by Tyson, saying he was only doing what he was trained to do.
“It’s not like this particular dog just runs and bites anyone who is around,” said CCSO Lt. Mike Zimmerman. “There are specific things he looks for. This guys rolls over on his right side and Tyson thinks he’s trying to run away.”
However, the local police chief isn’t buying it.
“I don’t understand why they want to try to blame anyone else,” Green Forest Police Chief John Bailey said. “Generally when you have this kind of failure it’s due to a lack of training. … I believe it was an accident.”
“The dog was excited, got loose and unfortunately the man got bitten,” he added. “If we had a dog that did something like that it would be standard procedure that the dog would be offline until evaluated and re-certified.”
Badley was eventually not charged with illegal possession of a firearm, but he was brought into custody on an outstanding warrant.
Watch the footage for yourself and see what you think. Does this dog deserve to be punished, or was it Badley’s fault? Sound off in the comments below!