New Video Shows Officer Defending Himself After Unleashing K-9 On Black Man

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A former Ohio officer who released a police dog on a Black man with his hands raised can be heard defending his actions in newly-released body camera footage of the incident.

Jadarrius Rose, 23, was driving a semitrailer with a missing mud flap last month when he failed to pull over for inspection on U.S. 35 in Jackson County. A police chase ensued before Rose's truck stopped.

New video shows the moment when former Circleville police officer Ryan Speakman, who was fired by the department in the wake of the incident, unleashed a police K-9 on Rose after he had gotten out of his vehicle and surrendered on his knees with his hands in the air, per NBC News.

Upon arrival at the scene, Speakman immediately began shouting at Rose, according to his body camera footage.

"Get on the f------ ground or I'm gonna send the dog," Speakman said. "You're gonna get the f------ dog sic. Get on the ground or you're gonna get bit."

He warns Rose "Final chance, you're gonna get bit" before unleashing the K-9. In Speakman's body camera footage, the police dog can be seen biting Rose's arm, leaving him bloodied.

A separate video released by the State Highway Patrol shows a trooper yelling at the officer to not release the dog.

“Do not release the dog with his hands up!” the trooper said.

Speakman can be heard defending his actions to release the K-9 in his body camera footage.

"I don't know why they seem, like, pissed off at me," Speakman told an officer. "He didn't comply. I gave him three commands. I told him, 'Final warning. If you don't get on the ground you're going to get the dog.'"

"I don't know why they seem mad at me for," he continued. "He wasn't complying. I mean, am I wrong?"

"No," a fellow officer responds.

Weeks after the incident, the Circleville Police Department moved to fire Speakman.

“Officer Speakman did not meet the standards and expectations we hold for our police officers. Officer Speakman has been terminated from the department, effective immediately,” the department said in a statement.

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