A police officer with the Winston Salem Police Department is facing two counts of felony animal cruelty following his alleged attack on a small dog this week. According to multiple sources, the accused man, identified as 47-year-old Richard Workman of Clemmons, allegedly hit the dog with a basketball, shook it and then hurled the dog across the garage onto a concrete slab.
On Wednesday, a witness captured the alleged abuse on video and turned it over to the authorities in Davidson County, reported the Journal Now. The dog at the heart of the alleged abuse was removed from Workman’s home and taken to a veterinarian where an exam revealed that there was no severe injuries. The dog is currently being held in a foster home.
Workman was arrested on May 10 – he is scheduled to appear in court on July 5.
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