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Officer accused of slitting dog's throat

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A Baltimore police officer faces animal cruelty charges after he was accused of slitting the throat of a dog.

Sarah Gossard says Nala, a seven-year-old Shar Pei, went out the back door of their house and wandered into the neighborhood. Nala ended up several blocks away, where police say the dog bit a woman.

Sandy Fleischer, the woman Nala bit, said it wasn’t the dog’s fault.

“I was really trying to help the dog,” said Fleischer with her hand wrapped in a cast. “But I wound up scaring her and that’s when she did bite me.”

Fleischer called police for help. Two officers arrived and then more joined the scene. Fleischer says the police became aggressive with the dog and said an officer had his knee on Nala’s chest.

“You could see them twisting,” said Fleischer. “The dog was screaming and crying in pain.”

“I’m very upset because I’m obviously very sad about all of this," said Gossard. "But I’m also extremely angry because it’s not ok to treat any living being like this.”

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