Hammond police officer investigated for allegedly abusing K9 dog

A northwest Indiana police officer has been placed on leave as he is investigated for the alleged abuse of a K9 dog.
May 2, 2014 3:06:30 AM PDT
A northwest Indiana police officer has been placed on leave as he is investigated for the alleged abuse of a K9 dog.

Video of the incident was posted on the internet Thursday.

It appears to show the officer lifting the dog by its collar and hitting it with a leash. It happened on a busy street with other officers on the scene.

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott says the officer is now on administrative leave.

His dog has been removed from his control.

In a statement, McDermott says "Anybody who loves dogs as much as I do is always saddened and shocked anytime you hear of a dog's abuse. When you find out it happened with an employee of yours, it makes it that much more shocking and disturbing."


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