St. Paul officer involved in Frank Baker incident “calls it quits” and testifies against fellow officer

Defendant Anthony Spencer, one of the officers involved in the horrific June 2016 K9 and officer attack of Frank Baker, retired from the St. Paul Police Department in October 2016. In a recent article in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Spencer discussed testifying on behalf of the City of St. Paul in an arbitration hearing regarding fellow-Defendant Brett Palkowitch’s use of force against Baker. Palkowitch, who kicked Baker three times in the torso while he was being attacked by a K9, is fighting to get his job back and claims his actions were justified.  Spencer disagreed, claiming he testified because: “I owed it to [Mr. Baker].  How do you explain to that guy what happened to him was justified.”  The kicks and the K9 attack were caught on video and can be viewed below:

More information regarding Spencer’s take on the incident and the impact it left on him can be found here:

St. Paul cop who testified in police kicking incident calls it quits