Listen to "Reality Check with Ben Swann" on Spreaker.

Cop Arrested, Suspended Without Pay After Slashing Dog’s Throat

A Baltimore police officer was arrested on animal cruelty charges and suspended without pay after fatally slitting a safely-contained dog's throat.

Must Read

Watch: Ben Swann on Media, Politics, and ISE Media on The Ripple Effect Podcast

In my recent interview with Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect podcast, I enjoyed a great discussion on current and past events impacting the world and talked about the launch of my new platform, ISE Media. In this interview I was able to share some of my background in my 20 years of journalism and explained how 2012 in particular was an awakening to the way that mainstream media operates.

Yale Study To Manipulate Americans Into Taking C0VID Vaccine

Yale University is conducting a study to figure out how to best create effect "messaging" in order to convince Americans to take the upcoming C0VlD vaccine.

Interview on The Last American Vagabond: Fighting Modern Censorship

In this interview for The Last American Vagabond, I had a fantastic discussion with founder Ryan Cristian about how...
Barry Donegan
Barry Donegan is a writer, musician, and pro-liberty political activist living in Nashville, TN. Donegan served as Director-at-Large of the Davidson County Republican Party from 2009-2011 and was the Middle Tennessee Regional Coordinator over 30 counties for Ron Paul's 2012 Presidential Campaign. Follow him at facebook.com/barry.donegan and twitter.com/barrydonegan

Police departments sometimes fail to hold employees accused of wrongdoing accountable. Stories about suspicious officer-involved shootings and other similar incidents are too often followed by reports of the officers in question being suspended with pay and inevitably staying on the beat. However, the Baltimore Police Department took a different approach after learning that one of its own allegedly slashed a stray dog’s throat on the job last Saturday. WBAL-TV is reporting that Officer Jeffrey Bolger was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty and suspended without pay after he fatally slashed a 7-year-old lost shar-pei’s throat, which was already secured by a catch pole used to contain stray animals.

The shar-pei, named Nala, belonged to Sarah Gossard and escaped from her fenced yard. Gossard disseminated pictures of the lost dog and began searching throughout her neighborhood. Neighbor Sandy Fleischer found Nala and was nipped while trying to grab and restrain her. Fleischer then called Baltimore Police, seeking help with rescuing Nala and returning her to her owner.

Said Fleischer to WBAL-TV, “The dog was more scared of not knowing where it was and being thirsty and disoriented. The dog bit me out of fear because I tried to touch it, which was my fault.” The responding officers allegedly used sticks to try to corral the shar-pei, which was characterized as behaving in a docile manner at the time. Fleischer continued, describing the way in which the officers contained Nala with the catch pole, “You could hear the dog screaming and crying in pain. I did see one officer that had been extremely aggressive that did have his knee into her chest that was tightening the noose. It seemed (they were doing it) relentlessly and unnecessarily.”

- Newsletter -

After Nala was restrained in the catch pole, Officer Jeffrey Bolger, who had been working in law enforcement since 1992, produced a knife and fatally slit the dog’s throat. His shocking actions went unreported until the following Monday, as Sandy Fleischer was no longer present to witness the incident at the time that it occurred. The Baltimore Police Department is currently investigating why the other officers did not report the crime immediately.

Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere was quoted by WBAL-TV as saying, “Unfortunately, at some point after the dog was contained, one of our officers used a knife and cut the dog’s throat. This is outrageous and an unacceptable breach of our protocol. We have no words to describe this. To say that we are appalled at the allegations, I think, is an understatement.” Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez  said, according to The Washington Post, “There is no procedure or training that justifies this behavior.”

Nala’s owner, Sarah Gossard, who described her pet as “the sweetest dog,” was not told about her dog’s death until Wednesday.

SourceWBAL-TV
- Advertisement -

Featrued Sponsors

Unstoppable Domains

Uncensorable blockchain domains. Every domain purchase supports Ben Swann and Truth in Media

Holland Center

Holland Center is a day treatment program and medical clinic for children with autism.

Pure VPN

Military grade privacy on all devices.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

video

Watch: Ben Swann on Media, Politics, and ISE Media on The Ripple Effect Podcast

In my recent interview with Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect podcast, I enjoyed a great discussion on current and past events impacting the world and talked about the launch of my new platform, ISE Media. In this interview I was able to share some of my background in my 20 years of journalism and explained how 2012 in particular was an awakening to the way that mainstream media operates.

Yale Study To Manipulate Americans Into Taking C0VID Vaccine

Yale University is conducting a study to figure out how to best create effect "messaging" in order to convince Americans to take the upcoming C0VlD vaccine.
video

Interview on The Last American Vagabond: Fighting Modern Censorship

In this interview for The Last American Vagabond, I had a fantastic discussion with founder Ryan Cristian about how modern censorship is being done...
video

NEW Study Shows HYDR0XYCHL0R0QUINE Cuts COVID Death Rate In Half

It is the most controversial word on social media HYDR0XYCHL0R0QUlNE. What is the truth about this drug? It turns out there was a study...
video

“Masks Make Us Slaves” Massive Protests in Germany Over C0VlD Lockdown

Massive protests in Berlin, Germany over the weekend as reports of 10's of thousands up to possibly a million or more people took to...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This