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Caught on tape: Trooper kicks police dog

May 1, 2008 6:36:42 AM PDT
A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has lost his job in an animal abuse scandal.It happened after the release of a videotape showing the trooper kicking a dog that was part of the unit's K9 operations. A hearing was held earlier this month.

Click in the Eyewitness News Story Window above to watch the abuse caught on tape.

Although the trooper tried to explain the video and claimed kicking wasn't animal abuse, he was fired.

A veterinarian did examine the dog and said he was physically okay, but removed the animal from the unit.


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