"The police chief is backing up his officers’ actions."
I.e. the leader of the jack-booted thugs, as has always been the case, defends the indefensible – just like Himmler defended the actions of the Gestapo.
Also, these thugs tried to kill a CORGI!!?? A Corgi is a small, harmless dog who posed no possible threat to these thugs, except, perhaps, to their boots.
I’m surprised they didn’t kill the child so there would be no witnesses. They must have overlooked the child in their panic of having their boot laces attacked by the harmless Corgi.