WATCH: Arizona Cops Allow Police Dog to Maul Man Despite him Following Orders

Keith Palmer

Prescott Valley police officers allowed a K9 to attack Alfredo Salvidar despite him trying to comply with their orders.

Newly released video shows Alfredo Saldivar, 28, being attacked by a police dog that was released by officers from the Prescott Valley Police Department on May 13 in Arizona.

Saldivar was involved in a high-speed chase which led to officers firing several shots at him.

The Prescott Valley Police Department said in a statement that the use of the K9 was necessary because Saldivar had been driving erratically at high speeds and hesitated to obey orders.

Police say officers received reports that a truck driven by Saldivar was traveling through the Prescott Valley area at speeds of 100 mph. Police tried to pull Saldivar over but he allegedly continued to drive erratically, attempting to hit a police car with his truck.

An officer fired his weapon, hitting Saldivar and the fleeing truck, ABC News reports. The truck continued and hit another car that injured a woman who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

It was then that Saldivar abandoned the truck on foot at a shopping center. Police caught up with Saldivar and ordered him to get on the ground and on his knees and Saldivar complies.

Officers then instruct Saldivar to stand up and Saldivar attempts to stand.

It was at that moment an officer released the dog where it bites and gnaws at Saldivar's skin, causing massive blood loss. The dog attacks Saldivar for an extended period of time as the officers slowly move in and slowly take the canine off of Saldivar.

Saldivar claims several times in the video that he is going to sue the police. Saldivar was taken to a hospital for medical attention. Saldivar's attorney says his client has a bullet fragment in his head from when the officer fired at him. Saldivar also has permanent damage in his arm from the dog bite attack.

Saldivar faces numerous felony charges including endangerment, aggravated assault on an officer, criminal damage, unlawful flight, leaving the scene of an accident, and resisting arrest. The Prescott Valley Police Department is currently in the process of conducting an administrative review regarding the use of force upon Saldivar.

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Whattheheckisgoingon
Whattheheckisgoingon

This is absolutely outrageous to think that what I just saw is JUSTICE☝️ Who made you the judge and jury yes this man did wrong placed many peoples lives in danger and yes he is guilty! should law enforcement be granted such force to cause one bodily harm? Let the JUDGE punish this man “NOT” by an officer of the LAW. The blatant force of officers today using excessive unnecessary force, shooting their guns, letting out police dogs to attack even though the felon is complying with the officers, using tasers and other means Kneeling down on a mans neck to his death while he is pleading for his life and that he can’t breathe is absolutely sickening. I use to think the police were there to serve and PROTECT? No one served and protected in this video!! In this video the officer himself asked the man to stand up Then the officer let the K-9 dog lose to attack this man while he was being 💯 compliant. We see police cover up for each other, we have riots now that black lives matter, i guess white lives Hispanic lives and every other lives don’t matter! ALL LIVES matter All of them!! People are out there deliberately looking for trouble now and yet we as a society sit back and allow this to Keep happen. We are always going to see division and yes it’s sad for our children and children’s children to live in a world with such division and hatred. BE the change you wish to see in the world stop allowing this to keep happening and do something about it!!

This is a sad country to be in right now stop making it all about one race and make all LIVES matter stop POLICE BRUTALITY ✅✅✅✅

Albus5
Albus5

We need a war.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

Officers then instruct Saldivar to stand up and Saldivar attempts to stand.

only to make a false claim and abuse the use of a vicious assault dog!
he was on the ground! no need to have him stand up so they could claim he tried to run or there even lamer excuse of moving too slow!
it is NOT normal to have someone STAND UP after they are on the ground! this is a blatant misuse of force and retaliation!

CherryG.
CherryG.

I agree. 😡This should have not ended like that. The dog was not a necessary weapon at that point.

linduh
linduh

This guy was running from the police. He was threatening other lives by driving 100 mph. Adrenaline is building up in the officers. I, absolutely believe this was justified! All he had to do was stop! He wasn't such a big badass when he wasn't behind the wheel, was he?!

xanadujohn79
xanadujohn79

Inept police K9 Officer, It will be very expensive for tax payers.....


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