Warning: This story may disturb some readers.
A police officer has been arrested on the charge of killing Duke, his K-9 dog. Last year, the man was accused of killing his dog when Duke suddenly collapsed during a training exercise. Eyewitness accounts and testimonials said that they saw the police officer kick Duke numerous times, and then Duke convulsed and became lifeless. A medical examiner said that the kicking caused a lethal disturbance in Duke’s cardiac rhythm. The police officer was charged with animal cruelty and killing a police dog and he will be relieved of his duty without pay.