Jason Hampton, formerly not identified by the Salisbury Police Department, resigned complying with a termination hearing, the department stated on Wednesday.
The video clip, exposed in very early March yet apparently a number of months older, shows Hampton grabbing a German shepherd called Zuul by his collar, then he slams Zuul into a patrol car vehicle and after that threw him into the vehicle. It additionally appears to reveal that Hampton struck Zuul on the head.
During the incident, police officers seeing the abuse talked about whether their electronic cameras were on, with one stating, “We’re good, no witnesses.”
After the video clip emerged in March, authorities in the 33,000-person central North Carolina community, just 35 miles northeast of Charlotte, employed an outside firm to investigate.
Those detectives suggested that Hampton be terminated, the department stated in a news release. A termination hearing was held, however, prior to official punishment being ordered, Hampton resigned.
“The Police Department did not incentivize or otherwise request Officer Hampton’s resignation, which he tendered as a matter of right,” Salisbury authorities stated.
Zuul, that is 4 years of age, was provided a clean bill of health by a neighborhood veterinarian.
PETA urged that Hampton needed to be charged with cruelty to animals. Salisbury police didn’t state any kind of possible criminal charges. If an ordinary American had done this to a police dog, they’d be charged with assaulting a police officer and face a steep penalty.
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