Police ordered the police dog to attack a black St. Louis man who was on his knees with his hands up
This is the gruesome moment when a police dog was ordered to attack a black St. Louis man who was on his knees with his hands in the air, injuring him so bad that his leg could be amputated.
Salt Lake City police rushed to the home of Jeffery Ryans, 36, after a phone call was made when someone overheard him arguing with his wife.
Body cameras captured Ryans smoking outside before leaving for his job as a train engineer.
Dressed in a white top with dark pants, officers startle Ryans as they light their torches and yell, “Get down on the floor or get a little bit.”
A dog barks furiously when Ryans puts his hands in the air and responds calmly, “I’m just going to work.”
Cops run into Ryans backyard when someone claims he’s trying to jump the fence.
They repeatedly order him to get on the ground and threaten that the dog will bite him if he doesn’t.
Despite Ryans kneeling on the ground with hands raised, agents order the dog, Tuco, to launch his attack.
They repeatedly instruct the dog to “hit”, and Tuco rushes forward to bruise Ryans’s leg.
“I’m on the ground, why are you biting me?” he pleads, begging the officers to ‘stop’.
Despite this, the officers seem to be ordering the dog to continue his attack.
Jeffery Ryans kneels on the floor and raises his hands, as if he were following the orders of the officers
Tuco is seen clinging his jaw to Ryan’s leg, the obviously troubled man screams repeatedly in pain.
Officers praise the “good boy” as Ryan rolls on his front in pain.
He shouts, “Why are you doing this?” and begs, “What have I done?”
Agents continue to handcuff Ryans as he puts the police down while Tuco remains tied to his leg.
“I just got into my clothes to go to work,” he says.
After Tuco withdraws from his attack, an officer pets the dog on the side and says “Good boy.”
An officer calls for a medic for a ‘dog bite to the leg’.
He then says to Ryans, “Bro, you listen great now, you didn’t listen great a minute ago.”
Ryans said the devastating injuries he sustained to his leg led to multiple surgeries, a job lost and means he can’t play sports with his kids as much.
He told it Salt Lake Tribune: ‘I didn’t fight. I just cooperated. We’ve been through this. We have seen this. Always cooperate with the police no matter what. ‘
Ryans has since taken initial steps to file a lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department.
In a notice of a claim, his lawyers say that Ryans has suffered nerve and tendon damage as well as infections and is still having difficulty walking.
Police instruct the dog to attack Ryans, ferociously tearing his leg apart
Ryans’ bloody left lower leg is shown above. He says the injuries he sustained led to multiple surgeries, a lost job and means he can’t play sports with his kids as much.
They say doctors have not ruled out the possibility of his leg having to be amputated.
Ryans lawyers, Daniel Garner and Gabriel White, allege the officers used unnecessary violence.
White claims that agents reacted the way they did because Ryan’s is black.
‘What’s the difference between the two of us that could make this happen to him, but I couldn’t imagine it happening to me? No one ever came to my place, ”The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Police say they have gone to arrest Ryans for violating a protection order from his wife, which meant he was not allowed to be home.
It is not clear who called the police to Ryans’s house, but the man said it was not his wife.
Court records show he is being charged with domestic violence for an incident that took place around the time of December.
But Ryans claims his wife told him the protection order had been lifted.
He said he had been home weeks before the police call and that he was unaware that her request to cancel the order was still pending.
Ryans is now charged with violating that protection order, although court dates have yet to be determined.
He said he wanted to tell his story at a time when people were supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrating against police brutality.
‘Everyone matters, but you can’t just treat people differently because of their religion or their skin color. I developed myself to get to where I am now. I should have the same respect as others. We don’t get it, ”he said.
Ryans lawyers say medics have not ruled out the possibility that an amputation may be required due to the severity of his injuries
Salt Lake City police responded to the Salt Lake Tribune’s report.
They said, ‘Since a lawsuit is pending, we cannot discuss the details of the case.
Although this incident took place in April, no Home Office complaint was ever lodged, but when we became aware of the situation this morning, our department immediately launched an Home Office investigation to determine the policy fell.
That investigation will take into account the totality of the events that took place that night.
“As with any complaint about the use of force, the Salt Lake City Civilian Review Board has the option of conducting its own separate investigation.”
Police have come under scrutiny more than ever as widespread protests against brutality around the world fell after the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd in May.
Swarms of people flocked outside the U.S. embassies and took to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd – the man who gasped “ I can’t breathe ” when a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota for nearly nine minutes.
All four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department.
Lane, Kueng and Thao are charged with complicity in second-degree murder and of complicity in second-degree murder.
Chauvin is charged with second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter. All four were fired.