Officer Pleads Guilty to Siccing Dog on Unarmed Black Man

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A sheriff’s deputy from Wake County, North Carolina, has pleaded guilty to siccing a K-9 dog on an unarmed Black man last year.

Sheriff’s Deputy Cameron Broadwell pleaded guilty on May 13 to misdemeanor charges after ordering a K-9 dog to attack Kyron Hinton last year, The News & Observer reported. In spring of 2018, officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a man who was possibly holding a gun in the middle of Raleigh Boulevard. A state trooper and four Raleigh police officers found Hinton screaming and waving his arms with a cell phone in one hand and his genitals in the other, according to the publication. The officers approached him in a circle, with one officer holding a Taser behind his back.

Jurors of Broadwell’s case were shown a video of the officer entering the scene rushing up to Hinton, according to the News…

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