I think I saw the original video posted here, I apologize if the follow-up stories have already been posted.
A while back I think there was a video link and story posted here about a police officer abusing (hanging & hitting) his dog. I get the impression that the video had to be leaked to the public before the Police Department would take action against the police officer. The police officer was apparently fired. But it seems the courts have reinstated him and have ordered backpay.
It just increases my distrust of authorities. It seems like the "good old boys club".
Police Sgt fired for abusing his police dog
LiveLeak.com - Police Sgt fired for abusing his police dog...heres the video
Trooper fired for kicking police dog wins again in court