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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