Three Missouri police officers have been charged and allowed to bite a dog A restrained black man was pinned in front of a patrol car while he was believed to be obeying their orders is now being investigated by the FBI.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Woodson Terrace Police Department after seeing disturbing footage of the Sept. 20 incident online late last week. The more than two-minute video shows the man repeatedly saying “No!” And “Help!” Since he asked the officers to remove the dog from him. The footage shows the dog biting the man’s ankle while officers watch.
Next, two officers drag the man to the ground as the third tells the dog to “bite him.” After pulling the man, the animal grabs him again, bringing him down. The dog is biting and handcuffing him while he is on the ground.
People The identities of the reported persons and the concerned officials have not been disclosed yet. In a statement, Woodson Terrace police confirmed that they responded to a call for a business irregularity that morning and confronted the name, who was leaving the area.
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The statement said, “Our officers contacted the matter and the matter immediately started threatening to kill the officers and was identified as a sovereign citizen.” “The subject has been shouting obscenely and telling officials that he will not abide and that he will ‘not abide by your agreement.’ The matter kept moving away from the officers and several orders were given by the officers to stop but the matter failed to be complied with and the vehicles started moving quickly. “
“The matter was under the influence of drugs,” the statement alleged, adding that officers advised him he was under arrest. He was told to put his hand behind his back, “but he refused,” the statement alleged, “and when officers tried to put the tenant’s hand behind his back, he resisted and refused to comply.”
In their statement, the Woodson Terrace Police Department claimed that the matter was constantly resisted and “warned several times that if he did not comply, K9 would be released.” And K9 gained control of the suspect’s feet.The suspect went to the ground and K9 was removed from the subject.
It is learned that the man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. No charges have been filed against him, but authorities claim he was in possession of methamphetamine at the time.
Friday (September 24), St. Louis post-dispatch Woodson Terrace covered a protest outside the police department. Staff Zaki Baruti He said that in the 1990s, when civil rights protesters were often threatened and attacked by police dogs, people were compared to dog users.
“We are outraged at the degrading and reprehensible behavior of the Woodson Terrace police officers,” Baruti told the newspaper.