Officer Who Ordered Police Dog to Bite a Black Man Is Charged With Assault – Reports

Officer Who Ordered Police Dog to Bite a Black Man Is Charged With Assault

A Salt Lake City police officer was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday, five months after he ordered his police dog to attack a Black man who was on his knees with his hands in the air, prosecutors said.

The officer, Nickolas J. Pearce, ordered the dog to bite the man, Jeffrey Ryans, even though Mr. Ryans was doing nothing to resist during a domestic violence call on April 24, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Repeatedly saying “good boy,” Officer…

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