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Police Misconduct/Dog Bite

Our government liability team settled a federal civil rights case for $1.5 million on behalf of the estate and heirs of an 89-year-old man who died two months after being mauled by a police department K9 dog. During a neighborhood search for robbery suspects, police officers hoisted a K9 over a fence and into a residential backyard where the dog bit the innocent decedent on the leg. He developed gangrene and underwent an above-the-knee amputation 10 days later. The decedent endured significant pain and suffering and died of heart failure two months later.