WATCH: Beaver Police Dash Cam Video Shows Officer Deploying K-9 During Arrest Of James Edward Cicco (Warning Graphic)


This Beaver Police dash cam video depicts the August 18, 2016 arrest of James Edward Cicco by Beaver Patrolman Jeffery Wijnen-Riems. The video was released by the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office pursuant to a court order obtained by a group of concerned residents from the Borough of Beaver. It is being published here in full and unedited as it was received by the Beaver Countian.

The video shows a police dog attacking a suspect and may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Beaver Countian has been providing extensive coverage and investigative reporting since this incident first occurred in August of 2016. Below is an archive of our reporting on the matter, categorized by topic, with articles in each group listed in reverse chronological order.

Listen To Patrolman Jeffery Wijnen-Riems Joking About The Incident With 911 Operator:

On The Trial Of James Edward Cicco

MISTRIAL! Foreman Speaks Out After Judge Declares Hung Jury In Trial For Man Accused Of Fleeing Beaver Police K-9 Officer

Trial Day 2: Beaver Patrolman Wijnen-Riems And James Edward Cicco Both Take The Stand

Trial Gets Underway For Man Who Allegedly Fled From Beaver Police K-9 Officer

Dismissed: Judge Says No Evidence Man Resisted Arrest By Beaver Officers Or Taunted Police K-9 That Mauled Him

Beaver Solicitor Says Criminal Defendant Must Submit Right-To-Know Request For Exculpatory Evidence – Which They Will Deny

PHOTOS: Beaver Police K-9 Seen Mauling Handcuffed Suspect Charged With Taunting A Police Animal

Judge Dismisses Dozens Of Felony Charges Filed By A Beaver Patrolman Against Man Mauled By K-9 During Arrest

On The Fight To Gain Access To The Recorded Phone Conversation Between Officer Wijnen-Riems And 911 Dispatcher

Beaver County 911 Dispatcher Suspended For Making Fun Of Man Who Had His Chest Ripped Open By Police K-9

RECORDED CALL: Beaver Patrolman And County 911 Dispatcher Laugh While Discussing Man’s Injuries Caused By Police K-9

Commissioners Camp And Amadio Block Public’s Access To 911 Dispatch Audio Involving Beaver Police K-9 Over Egley’s Objection

District Attorney David Lozier Wants More Public Records Kept From The Public

Commissioners Met At 911 Center About Beaver Countian’s Right-To-Know Request For Recorded Audio

On The Fight To Gain Access To The Dash Cam Video

Beaver County Judges Issue Joint Ruling Ordering District Attorney Lozier To Release Beaver Police Dash Cam Video

District Attorney Accuses The Beaver Countian And Attorneys Of Being Engaged In A Conspiracy To Undermine Justice

District Attorney’s Office Files Court Motion Attempting To Prevent Jurors From Seeing Beaver Police Dash Cam Video

Judge Says Beaver Police Video Is A Public Record – Hearing Set For District Attorney Lozier To Argue Why It Shouldn’t Be Released

Legal Action Filed By Citizens Seeking Public Access To Controversial Beaver Police Dash Cam Footage

Clerk Of Courts Determines District Attorney Lozier Was Wrong – Beaver Police Dash Cam Video Was Properly Filed With Her Office

District Attorney Sent Letter To Judge’s Chambers Asking Him To Keep Beaver Police Dash Cam Video From The Public

Editorial: Our Efforts To Show You The Beaver Police Dash Cam Video That Officials Really Don’t Want You To See

The Beaver Countian Prepares For Two Important Hearings In Efforts To Inform The Public And Defend Their Rights

District Attorney’s Office Attempting To Prevent The Release Of A Dash Cam Video Showing Beaver Police K-9 Mauling

Miscellaneous Coverage Related To This Incident

Beaver Patrolman Submits Resignation From Department – K-9 Retired From Duty

Beaver Council Tables Resolution Proposed By Police Chief To Gag Borough Employees

In-Depth: Experts Speak Critically Of Beaver Borough Police K-9 Program Following Controversial Deployment During Arrest

Investigative Report: The Beaver Countian Uncovers Missing Audio During Analysis Of Beaver Police Dash Cam Video

Video: Prior Use Of Force Incident Involving Beaver Patrolman

Local Law Firm Notifies Beaver Borough They Are Preparing A Federal Lawsuit On Behalf Of Man Mauled By Police K-9

State Police Interview Witnesses – Review Dash Cam Video – In Case Involving Beaver Police K-9

Sources: Dash Cam Video Captured Incident Involving Beaver K-9 & Other Case Updates (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Witnesses Allege Beaver Policeman Allowed K-9 To “Eat” Handcuffed Man (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.
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Couldn’t even get halfway through watching “Use of excessive force” is a term that comes to mind.


i especially love the extra knee in the back while handcuffing him and the other one slamming him on the hood while in handcuffs. hate to say it but they are both pigs and should answer for it. i am by no way any expert on dogs but it appears to me that one is a menace or mishandled




Worse, much worse, than even imagined. Every Beaver citizen must see this to know what happened and what has to be done about it. Sickening. Repulsive. Inhumane.

The Butler Soapbox
The Butler Soapbox

One can only imagine how much worse it would be if audio was available.

Kim Roupe
Kim Roupe

Audio is available of the call between officer and very unprofessional dispatcher.