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‘Good Boy!’ Cops Order K-9 to Maul Compliant, Kneeling Man with His Hands in the Air

  Because of a nosy neighbor and the tendency of police to escalate to violence without reason, a verbal argument with his wife led to Jeffrey Ryans getting mauled by a police K-9 while on his knees with his hands in the air. Now, because the police will face no accountability, the taxpayers of Salt Lake City will be held accountable instead. Ryans' nightmare began in April when a neighbor called police after hearing him argue with his wife in his backyard. The body camera footage released this week shows Ryans in his backyard, smoking a cigarette and preparing to leave for his job as a train engineer when cops show up. All of the sudden, cops with flashlights begin yelling at Ryans as their dog barks at him. "Get on the ground!" one officer yelled, as his police dog barked. "Get on the ground or you're going to get bit!". As the Salt Lake Tribune reports, Ryans recalled in an interview that he was confused. He didn't know where to go or what to do: One