A disturbing video was posted to YouTube yesterday of a Hammond, Indiana police officer allegedly abusing his K-9 unit.
In the short clip we can see the officer completely raise the dog off of the ground and beat him with a strap of some sort.
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From what we can see in this short video, it appears that this type of abuse was entirely uncalled for.
One of the known warning signs of certain psychopathologies, including antisocial personality disorder, also known as psychopathic personality disorder, is a history of torturing pets and small animals, a behavior known as zoosadism.
According to the New York Times, “the FBI has found that a history of cruelty to animals is one of the traits that regularly appears in its computer records of serial rapists and murderers, and the standard diagnostic and treatment manual for psychiatric and emotional disorders lists cruelty to animals a diagnostic criterion for conduct disorders.
“A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured dogs and cats found all of them had high levels of aggression toward people as well, including one patient who had murdered a young boy.”
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The Mayor of Hammond responded to our spreading of this video:
A video appeared on Youtube today purportedly showing a Hammond Police Officer abusing his department K9. As soon as word reached Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr, he took immediate action. The Mayor issued the following statement in response to the video:
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. Please know that the Hammond PD does not condone that type of behavior of any of it’s officers, nor is it tolerated in this administration.
The officer in question is being placed on Administrative Leave immediately, pending a further investigation. He will have his canine removed from his control during this leave while the PD further investigates this matter.