WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

An officer from Hammond, Indiana, is facing public outrage after a video of him abusing his loyal K9 went viral. The narcotics duo was called in at a traffic stop to search a car for drugs. This video was filmed by a local family when they observed the officer acting nasty with his docile K9.

In this video, we see the unidentified police officer grabbing the K9 by his neck and dangling him mid-air. The dog looks in pain as he struggles to breathe on the choke hold. The officer then goes on to use the leash to continuously whip the K9 without showing even a hint of mercy.

Animal lovers all over are saddened and shocked by the brutish act of this officer. After many people came forward to criticize the department and demand answers, a representative of the Hammond police revealed that the officer in question claims that the dog was being disciplined. Further investigations are currently underway.