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A police officer who was fired after being filmed repeatedly kicking his State Highway Patrol dog in September of 2007 is being reinstated – with full back pay. The North Carolina Court of Appeals agreed with prior State Personnel Commission and trial court rulings that Sgt. Charles Jones was unfairly dismissed, and ruled that he should be reinstated with back pay.
The 12-year veteran of the patrol can be seen in the video below kicking Ricoh repeatedly after lynching him. Ricoh hangs by his leash, with only his hind legs touching the ground as Jones kicks him at least five times, each time seemingly harder than the next.
Jack O’Hale, Jones’ lawyer, said that Ricoh was simply being ‘disciplined’ in the manner in which Jones had been trained. “These Highway Patrol canines are not house pets,” O’Hale said. “They are living, breathing weapons with teeth.”
“These Highway Patrol canines are not house pets,” O’Hale said. “They are living, breathing weapons with teeth.”
Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
It's just a dog, get over it people. Firing him for this is just silly
Originally posted by seedofchucky
Oh? i thought they were officers just like the police , if you were to hit one , while on duty , you could get a felon on you if they wanted.
But i guess any criminal who beats one of these dogs to fend for him self can , just reference this story to the judge , when asked about animal cruetly right , on a police dog right?
what a joke system. Would love to meet the judge who approved this shinanagons.
The cops behavior aside I always wondered who the hell would go back to a job they were fired from even if a court ruled for it?
Youve got to know everyone of your coworkers is going to hate your guts day in and day out.