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Drunk Cop Gives Dog Savage Beating

Drunk Cop Gives Dog Savage Beating

Mexican police dog handler Arturo Kovalev, 38, has been fired and his colleagues disciplined after a video showed him drunk as he gave his Doberman police dog a savage beating that almost killed it.

The video footage shot by laughing colleagues of the police dog handler during a training day showed that they seem to find it amusing that he was drunk and almost killing the dog by picking it up by its choke chain, and throwing it over his back before smashing the animal into the wall. He then swung it round repeatedly, smashing it into a motorbike and the wall.

He also picked the dog up and punched it in the ribs, causing several injuries that need to be treated by a vet.

The incident happened at the Mexican police training ground in the city of Cuautitlan Izcalli, in central Mexico.

The abuse is videoed for several minutes and only ended when officers finally stepped in to order him to leave the animal alone, at which point he denied he had done anything wrong and insisted he was simply disciplining the police hound.

Kovalev was initially suspended for 30 days as a punishment but after officers considered the case and the fact that he had been drunk on duty, he was fired.

The dog survived but was given a discharge from police duties and is now in private hands.

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