VIDEO: Minnesota Deputy Pleads Guilty to Beating K-9 Partner

A Ramsey County, MN, Sheriff's deputy caught on camera repeatedly hitting his K9 partner Boone pleaded guilty Tuesday to animal cruelty.

In June, Deputy Brett Berry was charged with animal cruelty and assaulting a public safety dog. With his guilty plea, the assault charge will be dropped. He will continue to work as a deputy with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office but will be reassigned. His new role did include a pay cut.

Berry faces up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, KARE TV reports.

Berry, 48 was placed on administrative leave after the incident, which occurred on June 15 at Black Bear Casino and Resort, where he was staying with other sheriff's deputies for K9 certification trials.

In court on Tuesday, Berry admitted he was "blackout drunk" when he hit his K9 that night.

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