North Carolina:This cell phone video(Made public April 28/08)being used as evidence in a hearing where Sgt. Charles L. Jones is contesting his firing after being accused of mistreating his police dog.
RALEIGH -- A fired state trooper is fighting to get his job back.
The Highway Patrol fired K9 officer Charles Jones last September after another trooper recorded a video of Jones repeatedly kicking his patrol dog. Monday, Jones had an administrative hearing, trying to get his job back.
In a cell phone video, Jones can be seen hanging his police dog Ricoh from a loading dock, with the animalís back paws barely touching the ground. The trained handler then kicks Ricoh five times as the dogís legs swing off the ground.
A fellow K9 officer saw these actions at the Highway Patrolís training academy and captured the images.
ďI didn't know what to do. Should I go stop him? What do I
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