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A Canberra police officer is facing an internal investigation after CCTV showed him pepper-spraying a dog chained up in a man's backyard.
The plain-clothed Federal Police officer was performing a search on an unoccupied home in the suburb of Griffith last month when he confronted the dog.
The video shows the animal, which was securely chained in the backyard, barking at the officer, who is seen jumping backwards despite being several metres away.
The policeman then pulls out a bottle of capsicum spray and squirts the dog, which quickly cowers out of shot.
The officer is later seen appearing to dance near the dog then throwing a stick at it as other officers seemingly laugh.
I'm trying to be positive about this. Aussie cops are by and large not all that bad. When the police make bad blunders like this down-under, it normally gets on the news and something is done to punish them