A Wood County constable and his K-9 dog that are famous on TikTok for demonstrating drug finds and openly spouting MAGA views is now facing federal charges of excessive force. Constable Kelly Smith has been charged with deprivation of rights under color of law because “he directed his police dog to bite a suspect who did not pose a threat,” according to the Department of Justice.
The news release says that the victims actions did not warrant the use of a police dog and was injured as a result of the bite. Smith has held a Peace Officer’s License and certification continuously since 1997 and his Master Peace Officer’s License since 2006, according to his old campaign website. He is also a K-9 instructor.