Officer Pleads Guilty to Abusing His Canine

Ramsay County Officer Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

A police officer has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty for abusing his canine partner in Carlton.

The incident happened outside Black Bear Casino last June.

Forty-eight year old Brett Berry, an officer out of Ramsey County was caught on surveillance video picking his dog up by the collar and throwing it to the ground.

The dog then ran between the two entrance doors of the casino.

That’s when authorities say Berry repeatedly struck the dog.

A charge of assaulting a public safety dog has been dismissed.

He’ll be sentenced February 17th.

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