Government Negligence: Police Dog Attacks Innocent Civilian
Our client, a beloved grandfather, was doing yard work when he was attacked by a retired police dog who had escaped from his handler's yard. Our client was gravely injured in the attack. He suffered a variety of puncture wounds and lacerations the most severe was above the elbow amputation of his right arm. During the litigation of this case, we established that the dog had a known history of bad behavior and bad bites. We also proved that the dog had previously escaped from his handler's yard. In settling this case prior to trial, we convinced the defendants that the police force had knowledge of both the dog's tendencies and the inadequacy of the handler's yard and should never have released the dog into this particular setting.