MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Ramsey County deputy, caught on camera abusing his K-9, will pay for his crime.

Surveillance video showed Deputy Brett Berry beating his dog, Boone, at a casino resort in Carlton last summer. Berry pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last month.

He apologized, saying he was blackout drunk. Boone wasn’t seriously hurt. Berry no longer works with K-9’s.

The deputy will pay $1,200 in fines and restitution. He’ll avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble and gets alcohol treatment.

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