The man has been charged with assault and is due to appear at the Hastings District Court on April 23.
The officer wrapped his arm around the man's neck, pulled him backwards and held his fist over his face.
It's been a big week for the Hastings Municipal Women's Restrooms as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
The man was found dead in an industrial area on Monday morning.
A further 25 dogs were injured.
"These teachers embraced our kids in a time when we weren't able to do so ourselves."