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K-9 cop reassigned after he's caught on camera forcefully yanking his dog's leash

Officer is reassigned after yanking his dog aggressively

Cellphone footage published on Facebook by DaPastor Yoo shows the moment when a Wilton Manors police officer yanks his dog aggressively. After the video surfaced the officer was reassigned and is now being investigated.
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Cellphone footage published on Facebook by DaPastor Yoo shows the moment when a Wilton Manors police officer yanks his dog aggressively. After the video surfaced the officer was reassigned and is now being investigated.

A Wilton Manors K-9 officer has been reassigned pending a review after video surfaced showing him forcefully yanking his four-legged partner's leash during a traffic stop, according to the department.

The viral video, posted on DaPastor Yoo's Facebook page, shows the unidentified officer circling a black car with his dog. When the pair gets to the back driver's side — about 20 seconds into the 31-second video — the officer turns around and pulls.

By Monday night, it had over 350,000 views.

"This man followed me from Sunrise Blvd. down Powerline just to pull me over for a tint, so why you need to search my car [emojis] and bring the dog out??" Dapastor Yoo wrote. "Then he get mad at the dog cause he ain’t find nothing!!"

The department said Monday that "the agency is aware of a video involving one of our K-9 officers and his canine partner."

"Currently the canine partner is in the care of a veterinarian where a medical assessment is being conducted," the department said in a Facebook post. "Furthermore, our agency is conducting a full investigation into this matter and the Officer has been reassigned from K-9 duties pending this review."

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