It started out normal enough - a cop in Amarillo, TX and his K9 were deployed to assist other officers in apprehending a suspect accused of stealing a car. But then things took a turn for the worse when the K9 was savagely beaten.
But it wasn't the perp that had attacked the police dog. Rather, it was the dog's own partner who delivered a cruel kick to the dog's side. Sign the petition and demand that APD remove this abuser from the force!
The wallop was caught on tape by a bystander and the video has since gone viral, sparking outrage in Amarillo and beyond. Many people are asking how a police officer could be so cruel and callous as to kick his own K9 companion.
The case has caused so much concern that it prompted the Amarillo PD (APD)
to respond and announce that the cop has been separated from his dog - but he continues to be on the force.
One frustrated kick to a K9 companion might not seem like such a big deal to some, but consider this. If this officer is willing to be violent towards his own dog, then just imagine how he might treat other people's dogs or the citizens of Amarillo, Texas when he's having a bad day.
All too often hotheaded cops get a pass for their behavior until one day their temper causes them to do something that ends in the death or injury of another living being.
Take this moment to write to APD and demand that the unnamed officer be relieved of duty. America doesn't need volatile police men and women walking the streets. Ask Amarillo city officials and APD to keep their residents safe. Tell them to kick that cop to the curb, like that cop did to his dog.