Hammond Police Officer Placed On Leave For K-9 Abuse

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 1:53 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (21Alive) -- A police officer from Hammond is in hot water after he was caught on video abusing his K-9 companion.

The video shows the officer lifting the dog off the ground with its collar and whipping him with a leash.

The dog has been removed from the control of the officer and the officer has been placed on leave.

Click on the video to see for yourself.

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