Red Wing 83-Year-Old Bitten by Police Dog Sues County


RED WING, Minn. — A Red Wing man bitten by a K-9 in his garage last year is suing two Goodhue County Sheriff’s deputies, two department supervisors and the county.

The deputies subjected James Sutherland, who was 83 at the time of the incident, to excessive force and unreasonable seizure in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights, according to the lawsuit filed Nov. 22 in federal district court.

The suit alleges deputies improperly deployed and controlled K-9 Ambush while searching for a suspect in a reported assault near an Old West Main Street business Nov. 16, 2016. Sutherland, who was not a suspect and did not match the description of the suspect, was sitting in his garage listening to music when Ambush turned the corner and bit into his right arm, according to the civil complaint. The suit also alleges county supervisory personnel acted indifferently to training and monitoring of K-9s and their handlers.

Sutherland sustained multiple puncture and tear wounds to his arm and underwent a skin graft, according to court documents. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as an order mandating discipline for the two deputies and policy changes for the county’s K-9 program. The suit demands a jury trial.

Legal counsel has advised Goodhue County authorities not to speak about the case.

Source: http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/28/red-wing-83-year-old-bitten-by-police-dog-sues-county/

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[WATCH] Woman Bitten by Police Canine Sues Newark Police Department


NEWARK – A woman bitten by a police canine in March 2016 has filed a federal lawsuit against the Newark Police Department and the canine’s handler.

Ashley Zurress, 31, was the passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police on March 2, 2016 by Officers Dave Burris and April Fleming. The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Grooms, fled the traffic stop on foot.

According to the suit filed in United States District Court Tuesday, Zurress did not believe she needed to stay at the scene and climbed into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and drove away.

The incident was captured on dash camera and a portion of it was also captured by a local resident’s cell phone camera.

The lawsuit alleges Zurress complied with officers and pulled over when police pursued her and was not given answers to her questions about why she was being pulled over.

“Ms. Zuress turned to face away from (Officer) who then ordered her to walk backwards toward him,” the lawsuit said. “Ms. Zuress did not immediately walk towards (Officer), rather she twisted her body around, asked why she was being pulled over and stated that she wanted to go home.”

The dash camera video shows Zuress walking backward from the vehicle. The dash camera does not show Burris’s canine partner, Ike, biting Zuress, but Zuress’ reaction can be heard on the recording.

“Approximately one second after (Officer) threatened Ms. Zuress with use of the ‘dog,’ Defendant Burris moved from his position behind Ike to Ms. Zuress’ Jeep,” the lawsuit said. “From that vantage point, Defendant Burris could clearly see that Ms. Zuress was unarmed and making no threatening moves.”

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Surfer bitten by great white shark at Iluka beach, Western Australia

    

A surfer has been described as “the luckiest man on earth” after a shark snapped his board in half before biting his hip on the NSW north coast this morning

Byron Bay local Abe McGrath, 35, was lying on his board off Main Beach, about 300m north of the Illuka Wall, just after 6am when a shark “latched” its jaws onto his surfboard.

Fellow surfer Bryce Cameron, 34, said the shark, believed to be a 3.5m juvenile white pointer — also known as a great white shark — came up from underneath Mr McGrath, snapping his board in half then piercing his hip.

“He was laying on his board and he got attacked from below really aggressively, the force of the attack snapped his board,” Mr Cameron, who was on the beach and about to head into the water when the attack occurred, said.

“The impact lifted him up. The shark was coming from the deep and hit (Abe’s board) with its nose and opened its mouth and latched on the board.

Mr Cameron said shark got the majority of the board in its mouth.

“He got a good look at it. He said it was a 3.5m white pointer. In the big scheme of things that is a juvenile but it is still big enough to kill.”

“Abe was left floating in the water with a couple of teeth marks on his body. He scrambled in the water and got washed in by the next wave.”

“He is pretty much the luckiest man on earth right now. He was lying on his board, but if he had been sitting on it he would have lost a leg.”

Mr McGrath was “stoked” to be alive and OK after the ordeal, Mr Cameron said.

“He was stoked, he wasn’t in shock yet, he was really happy to be alive and in front of his mates. We were all giving him big hugs and felt pretty lucky to have him there.”

Elijah “Hobbit” Colbey was the only other surfer out in the ocean with Mr McGrath when the shark attack happened.

“We were 50m apart and it was just me and him out there,” he said.

“A good wave rolled past, we were both watching it, and then I looked back and saw Abe skimming across the water splashing.

“Then I hear f**k off, f**k off and then my nickname Hobbit being called out.

“I started paddling towards him for help and then my mind clicked to it being the worst possible outcome.”

Mr Colbey said a wave brought Mr McGrath, who is an experienced fisherman, back in to where he could stand up.

“I grabbed his two broken bits of surfboard and we looked at each other and counted our blessings that we could actually walk away,” he said.

    

“He was very stoked to be able to walk up the beach with me … we could look back on it and be very stoked but also shaken up and in shock.”

The pair then went to get a first aid kit to treat the gash on Mr McGrath’s right hip.

“I put a gauze bandage on him and wrapped it around his body and drove him to hospital,” he said.

They first went to Ballina Hospital, where he was treated for the bite, before being transferred to Lismore Hospital.

“He needed a few stitches and to have a bit of an x-ray for his hip,” Mr Colbey said.

Main and Bluff beaches were closed as a result of the attack.

NSWDPI confirmed it was investigating “a reported shark bite at Iluka today”.

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Teenager bitten by shark off Hilton Head, South Carolina

    

A teen from Ohio had a terrifying encounter with a shark earlier this month while boogie boarding in South Carolina.

Reagan Readnour, 14, was on vacation in Hilton Head when she was bitten by a shark twice, the Island Packet reported.

The teen said that she was boogie boarding at the beach with her family when she felt something tug at her leg.

“I thought it was my brother messing with me when I felt something grab at my leg,” Readonor told the Island Packet on Friday. “I felt a terrible sting and didn’t know what it was.”

Readonor only realized that she had been attacked after her brother saw blood.

“His face turned white, then I started screaming, and they all started helping me and calming me down,” she said. “I think I kind of blacked out at that point.”

Lifeguards on hand immediately attended to Readnour and she was transported to Hilton Head Hospital, where she was treated for multiple lacerations across her thigh and calf.

She said that she feels fortunate that the attack was not more serious.

“I feel lucky that I only had a few lacerations, and I mean, not a lot of people get to say they got bit by a shark,” Readnour said. “You always hear of people getting their arms bit off and losing a limb from shark bites, and mine wasn’t that bad.”

Although she probably won’t brave the ocean again, the teen said the attack won’t stop her from returning to Hilton Head for another vacation.

“I mean I’m probably not getting in the ocean again, but I still really love Hilton Head, and we will be back next year,” she said.

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