Friday, April 15, 2011

Burglar Bites Police Dog, Files Lawsuit Claiming the Dog Violated His Civil Rights

And now...the donkey of the week!
A 33-year-old man who bit back after he was caught by a Phoenix police dog is suing police. Erin Sullivan alleges the dog violated his civil rights and used excessive force to capture him after he ran from officers in Glendale during a burglary investigation last year. Police say Sullivan bit the dog back, injuring it. The lawsuit names the cities of Phoenix and Glendale and four officers. Precursor filings to the lawsuit sought $200,000 from Glendale and $250,000 from Phoenix. Officials in Glendale and Phoenix have declined comment. Sullivan also alleges Glendale police refused to give him insulin to treat his diabetes. Sullivan's attorney, Keith Knowlton, has said his client suffered a diabetic seizure in a Glendale cell. Sullivan is serving eight years for convictions in the Glendale burglary.
Clearly, he caught rabies when he bit the dog in March 2010 while fleeing police, because that's the only reason we can give for Erin's ridiculousless. Well, aside from the fact that he's a donkey!

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