Published on October 19, 2016

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit filed by man bitten by police dog

Judge chooses not to dismiss lawsuit submitted by man bitten by Lakewood police dog

A federal judge has chosen not to dismiss a lawsuit against Lakewood Police Department for its use of a now-retired police canine that has actually been at the center of 4 civil-rights suits for causing savage bites.

U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton, in an order recently sending the case to trial, said accusations consisted of a lawsuit filed in 2015 by Kerry Tucker “could determine that Lakewood’s recognized K-9 was responsible for Tucker’s injuries.

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