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Police body cam video — never before seen publicly — that shows cops allowing a K-9 to bite a naked, unarmed man, including for over 40 seconds after officers had him pinned to the ground.
Attorneys who've seen the video say it amounts to excessive force, and raises questions for all police departments about how they use K-9s.
The initial police call came out around 8:30 in the morning on a Saturday in August 2015. Patrol officers with the San Diego Police Department were asked to check on the welfare of a naked man screaming and running through a canyon in University City, a San Diego suburb near La Jolla,
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: loam
Im not a member of PETA or anything, but I am a near fanatical dog lover. I hate that cops use dogs like this. I believe it is immoral.
In a complaint, his attorneys said cops “acted with unnecessary, cruel and despicable conduct and in wanton disregard for the civil rights, health and safety.”
The San Diego City Council last week approved a $385,000 settlement.
The man, speaking to NBC Los Angeles, said the attack sent him to a hospital for two weeks and left part of his leg permanently disabled.
“No dollar amount is worth having a disability for life,” he said.