Any animal abuse is egregious, but this case is especially despicable. A police officer is being investigated after he was reportedly caught on camera abusing his K-9 dog. The dog was partnered with the unidentified officer, and both were called to the scene of a traffic stop in Indiana to search for drugs. The dog was doing his job. That's when someone in a nearby home saw the unthinkable -- and decided to videotape it.
The cop is seen on the video hitting the dog with his leash, and then picking the dog up and hanging him by the neck in mid-air. Whoever took the video then posted it on YouTube with the description:
Hammond cops abuses K9 unit and slaps dog with leash and lifts dog by throat.
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.