INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A doorbell video posted by a canine proprietor is hard to observe.
However, Terre Haute police say, viewers must put the video into perspective and see what let as much as the officer’s actions.
Haley Richey posted 22 seconds of video on Twitter. At 2 seconds in, viewers can see an officer approaching a home with a flashlight and a canine barking.
5 seconds later, viewers see the officer kicking the canine. He continues to kick the canine 5 occasions earlier than it runs off the porch.
Richey posted on her Twitter web page that somebody broke into her house, and her canine ran the intruder off.
After 1000’s of on-line feedback, the Terre Haute Police Division posted its personal video from the officer’s physique digital camera on its Fb web page, together with a response to Haley’s claims.
Terre Haute police say they had been referred to as Monday to the 1700 block of Ohio Avenue for an aggressive white pit bull that had been charging at everybody that glided by, not for an tried break-in on the house.
The one that referred to as police lives subsequent door and informed police the canine had bitten a toddler and a mailman up to now.
A number of seconds into the officer’s physique digital camera video, the officer shines a flashlight towards the canine, and never one however two canine are seen lunging on the officer whereas he’s on the porch as he’s making his option to the neighbor’s home. The canine proceed to come back on the officer, and finally the canine depart the yard, the officer’s video reveals.
The cop then heads to Haley’s house, the place he’s met by a white pit bull, the officer’s video reveals; the officer approaches the canine and begins kicking.
Audio was eradicated from the officer’s video to due language.
Haley posted on social media that her household spent hours on the lookout for the canine. She referred to as the police simply earlier than 11 p.m. Monday to report somebody might have been in the home and let the canine out earlier. Police discovered nothing lacking or any video exhibiting an intruder. The white pit bull returned to the home early Tuesday morning.
Police wrote the canine’s proprietor six tickets for counts of prohibited harmful animals and never having the canine restrained or immunized.
Terre Haute police additionally say that in Could 2020, a white pit bull on the identical tackle bit an 11-year-old woman, and the proprietor was ticketed then for failure to restrain a canine leading to an assault or chew.
Police say they contacted the Haley household a number of occasions after the video was posted asking in the event that they had been concerned with submitting a grievance. They declined to take action.
The proprietor of the canine was invited to see the police physique digital camera video and declined the provide.
The Terre Haute Police Division has turned over all of the video to the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Workplace.
The officer has been positioned on administrative project responsibility.