EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A Socorro police officer can be seen in a video hitting a dog in the head.

The video posted today by a community member, got the attention from social media, and quickly went viral.

In the video, a dog on a leash is sitting next to a police officer who hits it in the head. There are police units near the officer and this dog.

Officials with the city of Socorro confirmed the dog is the police officer’s K9 and added they’re investigating the incident.

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