Horrifying Video Shows Cops Sic K-9 on Infant Daughter of a Man they Mistook for a Suspect


Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project


Henderson, NV — On January 30, 2015, a health food store in Henderson called the police after a disgruntled customer, attempting to return some protein powder, allegedly threatened to rob them. The store described the suspect to police as a black male wearing a black and tan t-shirt who left in an SUV.

As police responded to the call, they quickly stopped the first person they saw, who happened to be Arturo Arenas-Alvarez. Arenas-Alvarez had just pulled up in the shopping center to do some shopping when police drew their weapons and demanded he put his hands in the air and step toward them.

Arenas-Alvarez did not appear to understand why multiple armed men were pointing their guns at him, so one officer asked him in Spanish to approach the vehicle.

Before Arenas-Alvarez makes it all the way to the vehicle, officers realized they had the wrong guy.

“That’s not him, dude. That’s not a black man in a black shirt,” one officer said to another.
However, they continued the detainment.

Officers begin to assure Arenas-Alvarez that he will be fine. “They thought that you were involved in a robbery. You don’t look like the person, so it’s OK now, OK?” one officer said. However, nothing could have been further from the truth.

As officers were telling Arenas-Alvarez that he’ll be okay, Sgt. James Mitchell can be heard on the radio telling the officers, “Stand by a couple of minutes. K9-1 is about two minutes out.”

During the display of gross incompetence of mistaking Arenas-Alvarez for a black man in a black shirt, Arenas-Alvarez’s 17-month-old daughter, Ayleen was strapped into her car seat in the SUV.

Before Arenas-Alvarez could communicate to the officers that his infant daughter was in the car, the “two minutes” had passed and Sgt. Mitchell arrived with his Belgian Malinois. Almost as soon as he exited the vehicle, Mithcell released the K-9 into the SUV of an entirely innocent man and his daughter.

“My baby,” Arturo Arenas-Alvarez can be heard pleading with officers in broken English. “I’ve got my baby.”
An officer then yelled out, “There’s an infant in that car! There’s an infant in that car!”

But it was too late. By the time the cops realized that their immediate escalation to violence was unnecessary – the damage had been done.

Ayleen’s blood curdling and heart-wrenching screams of agony can be heard on the dashcam. The 4-year-old dog, Doerak, was ripping into the baby’s flesh. By the time the dog let go of the infant, her right arm had been mauled. She was left with nine puncture wounds and abrasions.

After the incident was over, Mitchell can be heard blaming his fellow officers for releasing the dog.

“God damn, guys, you gotta f**king tell me!” he yelled. But Mitchell didn’t give the other officers any time to tell him before letting loose the dog.

“The last forearm, the guy didn’t have anything left but bone,” Mitchell can be heard telling other officers in an apparent attempt to downplay the severity of what he just did.

On the dashcam one officer can be heard saying that their response to this incident of mistaking a man and his daughter for a completely different looking man was “solid” and it could’ve been much worse.

“All that happened was totally solid. Just a sh*tty set of circumstances that all rolled into — what could’ve been much worse. So just get that whole timeline out there,” the officer said.

After the incident, Mitchell and Doerak were taken off the street as a routine practice, similar to that of officer-involved shootings. However, since then, Doerak and Mitchell have been released back to regular duty.

For the purposeful mauling of their infant daughter, the city of Henderson agreed to pay the family a whopping $13,000 to settle their claim. But the family is unable to get the $8,537.69 (amount after legal fees) without a court order.

Below is the horrifying video of the incident which illustrates the sheer violent and unaccountable nature of police in the US.

WARNING: Video is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • Erica McClellan

    I love animals, but this dog needs to be put down, the officer does not deserve to be in the K9 unit, and whoever trained this animal needs their protocols for training reviewed.

    • Brian Tucker

      I don’t believe training protocol review is enough, they also need to be made an example by losing any licenses or at least be blacklisted by the city of Henderson to never be allowed to train another dog for the city.

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  • Randall Goguen


    1. a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.
    2. wanting to play cop cop hero fantasy sooooooooo bad.

  • Ashley Forehand

    this sickens me… both the officer and K9 need to be put down

    • Michael Skabialka

      I agree

  • craig klucas

    Way, way, way, too cheap, their should be criminal charges too.

  • Yahoshua Isking

    Those cops should be arrested. That call for a black person is beyond vague. The dog should be mauled to death and so should the officer who was reasonable for it, because he had done that shot apparently many times over with no accountability being held. Fuck the police

    • Brian Tucker

      The dog is either diseased or was performing as it was trained and should be euthanized humanely. Unless someone can demonstrate a program that has successfully retrained dogs to prevent this behavior in the future the dog must be put down; and this dog should never be allowed off leash in public ever again, ie decommissioned from all police work.

  • QuantumVirus

    “ok good im glad he didn’t shoot her.” ???

  • Brian Tucker

    Based on recent studies of the fallibility of dogs performing drug searches and the violent assaults committed by many K-9 units is there really any reason for police to use dogs for anything other than bomb searches and search and rescue following disasters? The presence of this dog violated this man’s God given right to protect himself and his family, imagine what would have happened if he had drawn a gun and shot this dog, as would have been entirely appropriate? We’d be reading about a mauled infant and a father shot dead by cops.

    • smrnda

      I agree – the cops don’t need dogs, especially not attack dogs. That’s just barbaric and uncivilized – both to the public, and to the dogs. I mean, dogs deserve better than to be turned into killing machines by our uniformed thugs.

  • Dolce Dills

    How could that dog perceive a BABY as a threat? WTF? oh yeah……..HENDERSON PD…..

  • Andres Herrera

    That dog needs to be kiiled and that cop charged with attempted murder of a child.

  • Mike

    A PRIME example of why pos psycho cops should NEVER be allowed to have dogs!!!! BAN POLICE FROM HAVING DOGS!!!!!!

  • observers

    screams are not of injury as stated

  • Ron Rankin

    I will state it over and over again the cops need to be held to the same standards as the private citizen or maybe higher standards

  • Gerbil Warming=Climax Change

    Not suprising. Most cops are as dumb as a box of rocks and are unable to exercise any type of common sense or rational thinking as a result of their very low IQ level.

  • Ian Battles

    And yet cops will shoot our dogs even if they haven’t bitten anyone!!!

  • Patty Parfait

    OMG, had I been present dog would be dead. That scream said “I’m more than hurt” any mother hearing that will agree.
    When armed costumed thugs realized “wrong actor” everything should have stopped for innocent citizen and thugs should have kept patrolling for their prey.

  • EL REY

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  • Jess

    They called the K-9 unit because someone threatened to rob the store? This was not a robbery in progress. They didn’t even have the right suspect but this guy just pull up and immediately releases his dog?!!! Everyone involved needs to be fired. $13000 for a dog mauling an infant is nowhere near enough. They need to pay for that child’s college education.

  • Janiice Golding

    The dog should have been told to search and when told to do so they mostly do, but if the person or child has a fear of dogs it will smack at it and that causes the dog to go into fight or fight mode ( I’m defending dog ) now the COP’s were in the wrong and should be fired and should cover all medical expenses for the child including plastic and or reconstructive surgery’s along with the a college education fund.

    I know how to teach dogs and someone or something happened we didn’t see or hear, But that poor baby was screaming in pure agony not just pain as well as fear

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  • Jonathan Forren

    That is exactly why they should not use a fucking dog for attack purposes in law enforcement. The dog needs to put down and the officer needs to be fired and jailed for negligence. Fucking dumbass also needs his ass tore the fuck up.

  • Rob W

    Blue lives murder, and maim, if they can.