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Animal cruelty video may be on social media site

(Brawley man arrested for animal cruelty)…Police say a witness provided them with a video.

The concerned citizen went to the Brawley Police Department Thursday with the video. Investigators say the video depicted a man kicking a dog, grabbing the animals’ throat, and aggressively picking up the animal and throwing it to the ground. The man in the video was identified as 43-year-old James Williams of Brawley. Investigators looked into the complaint and determined the cruel acts occurred in Williams’s backyard during the month of July this year. Officers located Williams and he was arrested without incident. He was booked into County Jail, charged with animal cruelty. Officers say further investigation resulted in the removal of 3 dogs from the Williams residence by Brawley Animal Control. The dogs were placed in protective custody with the Imperial Valley Humane Society. Police say all the dogs appeared to be healthy at the time of there removal. They say reports are that the original video of the abuse has recently been uploaded to several social media sites.