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Politics Prosecutors charge officer who ordered K9 to bite Black man who was kneeling with hands up

04:45  21 september  2020
04:45  21 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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A Utah police officer has been charged for an April incident in which he ordered a police dog to bite a Black man who had already raised his hands , The Salt Lake Tribune repo. Prosecutors said Pearce ordered the dog to bite Ryans’ leg for several seconds while another officer handcuffed him.

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A Utah police officer has been charged for an April incident in which he ordered a police dog to bite a Black man who had already raised his hands, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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The Salt Lake City District Attorney's office said Wednesday that it has charged Officer Nickolas Pearce with second-degree felony assault for the incident. In video released by The Salt Lake Tribune in August, Pearce can be seen ordering Jeffery Ryans to the ground as he responds to a domestic dispute call.

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A Salt Lake City police officer who allegedly sicced a K 9 on a Black man who had his hands in the air has been charged with aggravated assault, authorities said. "While Ryans was on his knees with his hands in the air, Pearce ordered K 9 Tuco to engage Ryans," prosecutors said in a probable cause

Pearce shouts at Ryans to "get on the ground or you're gonna get bit." Prosecutors said Pearce ordered the dog to bite Ryans' leg for several seconds while another officer handcuffed him. In the video, Ryan can be heard saying "I'm on the ground. Why are you biting me?"

"[Ryans] wasn't resisting arrest," Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill told the Tribune Wednesday. "He certainly wasn't posing an imminent threat of violence or harm to anyone and he certainly wasn't concealed. He was fenced in an area and was being compliant."

Ryans "did not express any intentions or engage in actions reflecting he was going to resist the officers," the charging document notes, according to the newspaper.

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In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting. Utah police officer charged with assault for ordering K 9 to bite Black man who was kneeling with his hands up , prosecutors say.

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In a hearing with the department's Civilian Review Board, Pearce said he ordered the dog to bite Ryans because he saw that Ryans had one hand on a nearby fence, and believed that "Mr. Ryans was rising from the ground to fight." The board reviewed the body camera footage and saw "no discernible attempt" to stand up on Ryans's part.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that it will conduct a full internal affairs investigation into the matter and that if Pearce is found to have violated department policy, "the Chief's Office will follow the disciplinary process required under state and federal law."

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