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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.
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