Ramsey Co. deputy pleads guilty to animal cruelty for assault of K-9 partner (1/12/16)

CARLTON, Minn. (KMSP) – A Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy has pled guilty to animal cruelty after he was caught on camera abusing his former K-9 partner.

Security video from the Black Bear Casino on June 15 shows Brett Berry, a Ramsey County K-9 handler, hitting a public safety dog and throwing it to the ground. Berry was at the Carlton, Minn. casino with numerous other K-9 handlers for training and certification.

Berry was charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty for the incident. He was also charged with assaulting a public safety dog, but that charge was dismissed as part of his plea deal.

 

Incident ID # 200160

Offender ID # 100185

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