“We asked you to remove the dog’s head,” Hollis said. “And you’re refusing, right?”
When Hollis reacts to being filmed, Goodwin says he only wants to document the interaction.
“I’m protecting myself,” Goodwin said. “Y’all come up to me... I’m reacting to having to cut my ... dog’s head off.”
In a video taken after the decapitation, Hollis and the other officer can be heard giving instructions to Goodwin’s girlfriend.
Big Boy’s head was placed in a white plastic bag.
“She gonna place that into the bag and they got to freeze it,” Hollis said in the video. “That can be tested for rabies, OK?”
The woman took the head to the health department as instructed, crying the whole way, the Telegraph reported.
Officials confirmed to the newspaper that the sheriff’s office had opened an internal investigation.
Read more of the story and watch the edited video here.
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