Baltimore cops allegedly slit lost dog's throat

Nala. (Justice for Nala/Facebook photo)

Nala. (Justice for Nala/Facebook photo)

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, Last Updated: 6:45 PM ET

Two Baltimore cops are facing disciplinary action after they allegedly slit the throat of a runaway shar-pei that bit a woman’s hand.

Thomas Schmidt, a 24-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly held the animal in place while officer Jeff Bolger slit its throat, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Bolger has been suspended without pay and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, animal cruelty and malfeasance in office.

The dog, a seven-year-old female named Nala, escaped from owner Sara Gossard’s backyard Saturday morning.

When a woman tried to capture the dog to take it home, it bit her hand, leaving a superficial wound, according to the police report.

The woman called the police. When the two cops arrived, Bolger was heard saying “I'm going to (expletive) gut this thing," according to the police report.

The pair captured the dog and tethered it. Witnesses then report seeing Schmidt hold the in place Bolger slit its throat.


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