Man Gets 100k Dollars in Police-Dog Bite Case

Man Gets 100k Dollars in Police-Dog Bite Case

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(West Jordan-AP) -- A federal jury says police used unreasonable force against an Idaho man at a wedding reception.

The jury awarded David Miller 100-thousand dollars for his injuries Friday in U-S District Court.

The claim stems from an incident at a 2001 wedding reception in West Jordan where officers were responding to a fight. Miller says he shouted at officers when one of them reportedly pushed his non-english speaking mother-in-law back into the crowd. That's when officers arrested Miller, and a K-9 dog bit his ear.

Officers say Miller was resisting arrest.

But Miller says he received extensive injuries from the incident, including 10-broken ribs, and his ear nearly bitten off.

West Jordan police say the ruling's just going to make their jobs harder.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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