GHN — The report of a video showing a New York cop abusing a police K9 is just starting to get attention from people surfing the web.
The news of the video was reported by activist and film-maker Davy V on his blog. Davy wrote that the incident took place at the site of an investigation at Veterans Place in Rochester, NY’s southwest side , and was caught on video. It shows a female police officer kicking the police department’s dog “a full-blown blow to the rib cage” while on duty at the site.
Davy reported that the video, which was shot by people from a news channel on Saturday, October 6, had technical issues and was to be uploaded after formatting. It has now been posted on YouTube .
Davy also says that he called the Rochester, NY Police, to learn about the details of the incident. But the police refused to release the name of RPD officer who was caught on video kicking her K-9 partner, saying, “It’s a personnel matter.”
Rochester, NY Police department spokesperson Sgt. Justin Collins told Davy V that if there was something that didn’t follow in the standards of the RPD, then there would be some action taken.
“This either fits in our standard, or it doesn’t,” said Collins to Davy, as the latter reports.
The video of dog’s abuse comes to surface at a time when canine-friendly groups are demanding safe handling of dogs be made part of police training in the United States.