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US: Missouri policemen watch as dog attacks black man for allegedly resisting arrest

The incident is being investigated

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In a shocking incident, three cops stood by as their police dog bit a black man. The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office in Missouri is investigating the incident, which was caught on a cellphone. The black man was suspected of breaking into a business, allegedly did not comply, said the police. But the video indicated otherwise.

The video sparked outrage online and has led the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's editorial board to compare the incident to the pre-civil rights days in Alabama. The video shows the dog nibbling and biting at the man's ankles as he screams, 'help'.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said his office “is aware of this video, and we will make a thorough review of the incident.” the video shows two police officers arresting the man as he is leaning over the hood of a car. The K9 is released, even though the man isn't resisting arrest. The three officers just stand by and let the dog attack the man. The man is then pushed to the ground by two officers and the dog continues to pull at his leg. 

The third cop shoos the dog but releases him on the suspect again. The dog is seen to be biting the man and dragging him to the ground. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board, this is how black protesters who marched for equal rights were treated.

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