A Baton Rouge judge has refused to sign a warrant to arrest a juvenile shown on video abusing dogs.
A Louisiana sheriff who helped investigate the case is outraged by the judge's actions, saying she is "roadblocking" police efforts to bring justice in the case.
The graphic video, recorded in Baton Rouge, went viral and calls for justice quickly poured in from around the world.
The juvenile's face is clearly visible in the video.
"A warrant was put together with the evidence including the video, statements from other witnesses, and a positive ID of the juvenile defendant by the family and other witnesses," Sheriff Brett Stassi said. He says the information was brought "to a judge in Baton Rouge and, at this time, she refused to sign the warrant where we could bring this young man to justice."
Stassi says Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Johnson is the one who made the decision to not sign the arrest warrant.
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Additionally, animal cruelty is a misdomeaner, so even if charged, the youth will only recieve a slap on the wrist. Despite the graphic nature of the video, media reports have indicated the owner of the two dogs has been located, and that the dogs are doing alright.