Quickly and quietly, our assclown attorney makes another deal. Funny how this was done, isn’t it? Hidden agendas rule in Cartoon County.

Plea deal expected in Carlton County K9 abuse case
By News Tribune on Jan 11, 2016 at 7:09 p.m.

A Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his K9 partner during a training event in Carlton County last summer appears to have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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Brett Arthur Berry, 48, is set to appear for a plea hearing at 11 a.m. today in State District Court in Carlton, according to online court records.

Berry in August pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty. Attorneys on both sides indicated at the hearing, and at a subsequent October appearance, that they were working toward a plea agreement.

A jury trial date of Jan. 26 has been pulled from the calendar, which indicates that the matter has been “settled.”

Berry was attending a training and certification event at Black Bear Casino Resort in June when authorities said he was shown on surveillance video “aggressively scolding” his K9 partner, Boone. The video shows him then “grabbing (the dog) by the collar and slamming it to the ground on its back” and “beating it repeatedly on or about the shoulder or ribs area,” according to a criminal complaint

Berry was sent home from the training and placed on paid administrative leave. The K9, Boone, was taken from his custody, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said a veterinarian’s examination did not reveal any injuries.

Video of the incident has widely circulated on the Internet, and protectors have called for Berry to accept responsibility for the incident.

Berry has since returned to work, pending outcome of the criminal proceedings, and been assigned to agency’s detention unit, a sheriff’s office spokesman told the News Tribune in October.

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