Stafford Brister, NC Cop, Won’t Face Charges For Forcing Dog on Driver’s Lap

December 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Stafford Brister, a police officer in North Carolina, won’t face charges over forcing a police dog onto the lap of a driver he pulled over.

Dashcam video obtained by WECT shows Brister lifting the dog and forcing it through the driver’s side window onto the driver’s lap.

The dog then attacks the driver.

Johnnie Williams, the driver, suffered lacerations to his face and shoulder, for which he had to get stitches.

A grand jury decided that Brister should not face charges.

Williams was pulled over after driving through a DUI checkpoint.

Brister remains on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Police Chief Ralph Evangelous wouldn’t comment on the video, but said: “Sometimes the job we do is not pretty.”


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