A troubling video has emerged showing the shocking moment a uniformed officer threw a woman to the ground as she tried to prevent him from shooting a dog.
The footage, obtained by the website TheFreeThoughtProject.com, reports to show a West Virginia state trooper aiming his pistol at the mid-sized dog, who does not seem to be an immediate threat. The tethered animal appears to be merely standing in front of him, wagging her tail.
Moments later, a woman is heard shouting, "You can't do that," before stepping into the line of fire. The officer then grabs her by the arm and throws her to the ground.
Interestingly, the officer does not reengage the dog who he'd been poised to use lethal force against.