Minnesota Deputy/Animal Abuser Caught on Tape Beating K9 Officer

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Bad cops like abusing their power, but when they are caught in the act, they must pay the consequences just like regular criminals do.

On June 14, 2015, Brett Arthur Berry, a Minnesota deputy was caught on security cameras abusing his K9 partner, Boone, while the two of them attended a K-9 certification event in Carlton County.




The training event was held at Black Bear Casino and the security system caught Berry leading his four-legged partner outside where he picked up the animal by the neck and slammed him onto the floor.

Boone ran away from his abuser but was caught between two doors. Berry caught up to the dog and proceeded to punch the pet six times.

Fortunately, the casino’s security team reviewed the tape a few hours later and called authorities to report the abusive deputy.

The K9 officers did no suffer any physical injuries from the abuse. He is no longer living with his abusive partner.

Berry is on administrative leave and if convicted, faces up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for each of the two animal abuse charges.

Lets hope he pays for the abuse he inflicted on Boone.

1,553 thoughts on “Minnesota Deputy/Animal Abuser Caught on Tape Beating K9 Officer”

  1. Its crazy how when an officer hits their canine partner, he is just considered a dog, but when a pedestrian does anything he is considered a police officer, i believe there should be an equal treatment for that, aside from animal cruelty, he should of also been charged with assaulting a police officer

    • Exactly ALEX!!! I definitely agree. GOD created dog also-not to be treated like German Shepherd has no life. LIFE is granted by GOD and that is not what was intended of what we all have just witnessed. He brutally abused one with feelings; life; taught to help him- an officer. Just like others being abused they run away for their own life. Q: How long has he been doing this to Police Dog? He does deserve greater punishment. If the dog would have turned against him, all would have agreed to just shoot the dog-even if he was only defending himself? This dog did what JESUS told us to do: turn the other cheek. This dog is already a living saint.

    • good point. i so hope that this is rare. I see so many stories of police officers treating their k-9 partners like family.

  2. In complete agreement with Alex. This sick bastard should also be charged with assaulting a police officer. A slap on the wrist will not be enough to get the point across to this pathetic individual.

  3. It shows what a wonderful boy this dog is, showing far more restraint than the supposed human. That dog could have really hurt the policeman, but CHOSE not to, despite the pain and hurt. The officer should be off the force, jailed, and banned from ever being around animals again.

  4. I bet you make your mama proud unless of course she is just as big of an asshole as you are then she should have been sterilized long before you were a twinkle in your dad’s eye! Piece of Shit!

  5. I would stomp on that fat pig until he wasn’t breathing anymore then stomp more. Those who abuse animals deserve to die

  6. The thing I don’t understand is I thought animal cruelty was now a felony. What is defined as cruelty? Why isn’t he being charged with a felony?


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