Detroit TSA Canine Handler Suspended After Video Of Him Aggressively Pulling Canine Goes Viral
A Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) explosive detection canine handler has been suspended from his duties after a video of him aggressively pulling a bomb-detecting canine on the Detroit Metropolitan Airport goes viral.
The video uploaded by CatchUpFeed on Twitter captioned: “This TSA agent is unfit to deal with a canine” exhibits the TSA agent strolling forwards and backwards on the busy airport whereas aggressively yanking the leashed canine at each flip they make.
The video rapidly turned viral after being shared by one other Twitter person, @stillgray. It has since garnered over 130,000 likes, virtually 32,000 retweets and 29,000 replies.
Speaking to FOX 2, Michael Burkey, proprietor of Michigan Canine Coaching and a former police canine handler, stated the TSA agent clearly confirmed lack of coaching.
“We do turn-arounds that the canine has to regulate to the handler, however to only drag him [the dog] like that the place he virtually flips over is simply inappropriate,” stated Burkey.
He additionally continued saying, “The canine wasn’t able to be put in that state of affairs with that many distractions. There ought to have been extra coaching of the canine and extra coaching of the handler.”
In a statement, TSA addressed the problem and expressed their dismay over the agent saying, “The habits displayed by this handler is unacceptable and never inside the excessive requirements we maintain our officers to.“
TSA has since eliminated the agent from his duties and the canine was instantly taken to a veterinarian for a wellness examination.