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North Carolina officer resigns over K-9 mistreatment video

North Carolina officer resigns over K-9 mistreatment video

A North Carolina police officer captured on video swinging a police dog around on a leash and striking the animal during training has resigned. Salisbury Police Officer James Hampton stepped down after a week long investigation that determined he violated K-9 training practices during the October incident. The video of the incident drew outrage from community members and animal activists.

robert 2 weeks

Needs to go to jail. If any civilian did this they would be arrested for Assaulting a police officer.

josh 2 weeks

So a cop is more likely to be fired for beating a dog(which is aweful and should be punished) than for beating/killing an unarmed suspect.... yeah that tracks

Allison 2 weeks

Cops that abuse animals are likely to abuse humans. This particular cop is a liability to the whole police force. Glad it was taken seriously.

Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood 2 weeks

Gypsy cop is just going to go one community over where they will hire him.

JoeSchmo 2 weeks

Their “chief of police” should be let go or fired; he allows this type of behavior

Andromeda 2 weeks

This is why the army standard of having the dog outrank its handler is a good idea and should be mimicked in anywhere that has a rank structure.

glenn 2 weeks

Assaulting a co worker is a fireable offense

Evil Smoo
Evil Smoo 2 weeks

I wonder how many times they've done this without getting caught.

RichieRamirez 2 weeks

What a horrible creature, mistreating a defense less

TaxTheRich 2 weeks

I mean we have a statistic on domestic abuse and law enforcement crossovers, I wonder if we can get a statistic on animal abuse and law enforcement... I mean, ATF alone has a backlog.

D 2 weeks

Never trust anyone who mistreats animals for if they do that then one has to wonder how they treat people.

K. 2 weeks

Seems like the cop might need mental health intervention.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 2 weeks

And what about the ones that video taped it and sounded like they were laughing?

geckouni 2 weeks

A hero now zero.

VI Trotsky
VI Trotsky 2 weeks

Cops are held to a standard when handling K9s more than they are for their handling of unarmed POC.

James 2 weeks

If that's how he treated his K9 officer dog partner, his conduct towards others (especially anyone he arrested) needs to be investigated.

Trevelyn 2 weeks

Look his ass up .

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