As a K9 officer, Boone is trained to put his life on the line every day in the name of justice. But after he became the victim of a crime himself, and at the hands of his partner, no less, the system he defends seems lacking in teeth.
On Tuesday, Deputy Brett Berry, from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, in Minnesota, pleaded guilty to charges of animal cruelty against Boone stemming from an incident that occurred last June. Surveillance footage taken at the scene, a casino parking lot where the officer was training Boone, shows Berry repeatedly striking the dog and throwing him against the ground, as KARE 11 news reports.
Boone, who is trained to adhere to his partner's commands, appears confused by Berry's aggression and tries to find help at the casino's entrance, but the beating continues. Fortunately, Boone survived the ordeal without serious injury.
Warning: Readers will likely find the video disturbing