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Calgary police are reviewing video that appears to show officer kick K9 dog

The Calgary Police Service says it plans to provide more context Thursday on the circumstances surrounding a controversial video making the rounds on social media.

The video, which began circulating on Wednesday, appears to show a canine unit officer kicking his police service dog.

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In the video, which seems to have been recorded from inside a home while looking out a window, members of the CPS tactical unit can be seen walking along the sidewalk outside.

The camera then pans to the right to show a man standing in the snow with a German Shepherd on a leash. The dog barks and the man appears to kick the dog.

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Shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Calgary police released a statement on Twitter saying they are “aware” of the video.

“We are reviewing the incident and will release additional context tomorrow regarding the high-risk call this officer was on and what led to this incident,” police said.

The city’s website says canine handlers “conduct ongoing training throughout the year and are re-evaluated annually, ensuring they maintain the standard set out by the unit.”

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