Bodycam footage of police dog mauling Black man released

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Police officers on site failed to provide first aid to the victim

In July 2018, an innocent Black man, Joseph Lee Pettaway, was mauled by a patrol dog.

Police allowed their dog to tear apart the body of the 51-year-old Black man after he was mistaken for a burglar.

This week, the family secured the body camera footage of the incident after filing a subpoena.

The family also wants some of the footage “to be publicly entered into evidence, fighting the ‘confidential’ designation of the video,” according to Revolt TV.

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The incident, which happened in Montgomery, Alabama, occurred after someone called the police on Pettaway, and his sister, Yvonne Pettaway- Frazie. The two were on their way to their mother’s house.

The house in Montgomery, Alabama, where the incident took place. (Google Maps Street View Image
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“I saw it with my own eyes,” Pettaway- Frazie told the Montgomery Advertiser. “His flesh was all on the ground that morning.” The family filed a lawsuit to get justice.

Documents stated that officer Nicholas Barber, the dog’s handler, stood there and watched for nearly two minutes as the dog tore up…



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