Police officer charged after alleged attack on small dog

Police officer charged after alleged attack on small dog

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.

(Booking photo)

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

 Please SUBSCRIBE to receive more current, animal-related news.

Man accused of killing daughter’s dogs because she didn’t do chores – read more here.


Woman charged after dead pets found locked away in rooms of house – read more here.

Woman left pets to starve to death

Story idea? Please email Eims1@live.com for consideration

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you have to do more than just “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”

10 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Richard Workman needs to become an x-policeman – his cruelty to a small defenseless animals proved he is incapable of handling any situation where is anger takes over – to treat a little dog so cruelly shows what he is capable of and in no way does this reflect positively on the Winston Salem Police Department. There is no blue wall that can cover this up since it is on video and all his abusive behavior is seen. He should also be arrested and dumped in with regular inmates who will give him exactly what he deserves – we know how much criminals like cops – he deserves ALL the abuse he dealt to a tiny dog come back at him.

  2. Adrienne says:

    Let’s hope they remove him from their police force and charge him with animal abuse and serve jail time. What a scum and this is the type of sub human that gives good police officers a bad name.

  3. vicki hood says:

    I wouldn’t want him in my town representing the law. Kick him off the force and hire a decent person


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *