WATCH: Cop on Trial for Stomping Innocent Man As K9 Chewed Off ‘Hunks of Flesh’

November 17, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

by Matt Agorist

St. Paul, MN — On the night of June 24, 2016, Frank Baker—an innocent man—‘fit the description’ of a ‘black man’ in the area, so he was attacked by police and their K9. For several minutes, Baker was beaten, tasered, and viciously mauled by their K9. Now, over three years since that night, the officer responsible for the most vicious attack is being held accountable.Earlier this year, officer Brett Palkowitsch, 31, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights for kicking the innocent man while a K9 tore him apart, literally. This week, the trial for Palkowitcsh got underway. During the federal criminal trial, a jury will decide whether or not the kicks Palkowitsch delivered were excessive or justified.

“The indictment alleges that Palkowitsch used unreasonable force when he kicked arrestee [Baker] repeatedly while [Baker] was on the ground and in the grips of a police canine, resulting in bodily injury,” said a news release from the Minneapolis’ FBI office, which investigated the case.

At the time of the incident, Palkowitsch was fired, however, a year later—like most cops who commit horrific acts—he was quietly rehired. After he was indicted, Palkowitsch was placed on paid administrative leave where he has remained for nearly a year.

Also at the scene that fateful night was officer Tony Spencer — whose dashcam recorded the violent assault on Baker — and who could not keep silent about what he saw.

That night, Spencer and his partner responded to a call, which ended up being fake, about a man with dreadlocks wearing a white t-shirt and armed with a gun.

When they arrived on the scene, Spencer and his partner saw Baker and realized he did not look like a suspect.

 “There are about 50 people who would have matched that description that night,” Spencer said of Baker. “He is not acting agitated. To me, he does not appear to be engaged in a fight. He did not appear to have run from a fight … so we continue to roll through.”