The FBI is investigating the arrest of a Black man in which 3 white officers let a police dog repeatedly bite him
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Last week three officers put a police dog on a black man and did nothing when he yelled.
Police confirmed that the dog had repeatedly bitten the man, but said that he resisted arrest.
The St. Louis Attorney's Office and the FBI have now started investigations.
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The FBI is investigating an arrest in which three white Missouri police officers repeatedly had a police dog bite a black man.
Woodson Terrace Police Chief Randy Halstead told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his department was "fully cooperating" with the investigation by the FBI and the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.
The moment was videotaped by a bystander, and police later issued a statement confirming that the dog had repeatedly bitten the man.
The video shows the man being arrested on September 20 while police officers lean him over a car while another officer is standing with a dog.
The officer then lets the dog into the man, and the dog bites him when the man grabs his ankles and says "help". The officers do not intervene
The officers then push the man to the ground and the dog pulls on his leg. The officers pull the dog back and then release it before finally removing the dog from the man.
Check out the footage here. Readers may find it annoying.
Woodson Terrace City Police Department issued a post-arrest statement saying that the man was under the influence of "a narcotic drug" and that he resisted arrest and threatened officers.
The video does not show the man resisting arrest.
Police also said that a local company had accused the man of trespassing and that he threatened to kill police officers when they approached him.
The man was not charged with any crime, NBC News reported.
The St. Louis County Attorney, who is also investigating the arrest, and federal officials declined to speak to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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