Armed government workers are infamous for Hut! Hut! Hutting! the dogs of their victims; here’s a video of an AGW Hut! Hut! Hutting! his own dog outside a bar in Amarillo, Texas.
Despite the disturbing video and the subsequent criminal investigation, the AGW has not been fired or even placed on paid vacation He is still on regular “duty.” As local news affiliate FOX 6 reports:
APD said K9s live with their handlers and their families. The department said they have removed the K9 from the officer’s home and have kenneled him with the K9 Unit supervisor while the investigations are ongoing.
Police said the dog does not appear to have sustained any injuries from the incident, but he is scheduled to be checked by a veterinarian to be sure.
The officer is expected to continue reporting for duty but without a K-9 partner while the investigations continue.
Here is the video.
The AGWs also released the following statement:
There is an Internal Affairs investigation to determine if the officer violated any department policies or procedures. The officer’s chain of command will determine disciplinary actions if there are sustained allegations of policy violations. Under Texas Penal Code Section 38.151, a person commits an offense if the person recklessly, taunts, torments, or strikes a police service animal. This offense is a Class C misdemeanor. A Criminal Investigation Division detective will review this incident and determine if we will refer a case to the Municipal Court for prosecution.
Of course, had a “civilian” kicked the AGW’s dog, the civilian would have been Hut! Hut! Hutted! too.
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