|Two police officers in Minnesota have been disciplined for a June incident in which a black man was kicked repeatedly by an officer while being bitten by a police dog. 53-year-old Frank Baker suffered broken ribs, collapsed lungs and serious bites to his leg, and needed several surgeries and skin grafts.|
The officer identified as kicking Baker, Brett Palkowitsch, was put on unpaid leave. The dog’s handling officer, Brian Ficcadenti, was given a 30-day suspension. The St. Paul police union said the video lacked context. Baker was initially cited for obstructing legal process, a misdemeanour.
A police spokesman said today that Palkowitsch was no longer employed by the department.