Brett Arthur Berry, deputy K9 officer, had certainly crossed that line. Such acts of cruelty and abuse are completely inhumane and are least expected from a police officer.
Berry and his K9 partner, Boone, were attending a K9 certification event in Carlton County. The event was held at Black Bear Casino. Once outside, Berry started beating up Boone. He picked him up by the neck and threw him to the ground.
The dog ran for its life, but unfortunately, it was caught between two doors. The abusive policeman had caught up with him by then and started to punch Boone six times in a row without mercy.
Little did the heartless cop know that the security cameras were on and had filmed the whole incident. When the casino’s security team members reviewed the tape a few hours later, they were shocked to witness such an act. They called the authorities to report that abusive deputy at once.
Berry has received an administrative leave.
And if the court declared him guilty, then he’s about to face up to 90 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine for each of the two animal abuse charges. Which is a small punishment compared to the humiliation, abuse and cruelty that he inflicted upon the poor animal.
Let us hope that this incident would set an example for people, that nobody is above the law, not even police k9 officers.
Thankfully, the dog did not suffer any physical injuries from the beating. However, he is no longer living with his abusive and cruel partner, Berry. He is soon going to be adopted by a loving person who would treat him with love, care and respect.