Police K9 Attack Results in Settlement

Alleged excessive force by police dogs

Atlantic City, New Jersey agreed to a $462,500 settlement to a man who claimed a group of police officers released two K-9 dogs on him in February 2012 and allowed them to bite and attack him.

While walking home from Trump Casino the man was stopped by a group of Atlantic City police officers. The man was placed against the wall and was being patted down when one of the police dogs dragged the man to the ground. Another officer then arrived and allegedly released his K-9 partner to subdue he man, who was handcuffed.

The man eventually pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of inflicting harm on a law enforcement animal, saying he hit one of the K-9 dogs to get the animal off of him. When the Atlantic City internal affairs unit investigated the alleged attack on Adams, they determined his complaint of excessive force was unfounded.

The civil trial was scheduled to start on January 14, 2019, but the parties settled the case before it began.

If you or someone you know was attacked by a Police Dog you need to take care of your physical health immediately and then consult an attorney as soon as possible. New Jersey laws can limit the amount of time you have to take action, so you need to act quickly. There may be no such thing as a bad dog, but even the best dogs can cause excruciating and traumatic injuries. Contact a New Jersey Police K9 Attack Lawyer today for a FREE consultation.


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