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Fri May 1, 2015, 11:58 AM

 

Utah Police let dog chew surrendering man's face and buttocks



WEST JORDAN, Utah — A man has filed a lawsuit against the West Jordan Police Department that alleges his rights were violated when a police K9 was dispatched and subsequently injured him, but police said they stand behind their actions.

“I didn’t dare to move. I put my hands up and froze. If I would have blinked, I thought I was going to get shot,” said Lee Hoogveldt, recalling an incident which played out in his home on March 24, 2013.

His attorney, Robert Sykes, filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal Court on Thursday, and he provided the media with copies of body camera video showing Hoogveldt being attacked by a police dog.

“At the time and place this force was used, there was no justification at all to sic a police dog on somebody,” Sykes said.

The video shows Hoogveldt seated on a sofa after police enter his home. After numerous commands from officers, he raises his hands in the air seconds before a dog named “Pyro” lunges at his face, bites, and holds on for about 15 seconds.

Hoogveldt is then pulled into a nearby room by another officer. The video shows large amounts of blood covering his face. Seconds later, Hoogveldt is face down, and as officers work to get him handcuffed, the dog bites him in the buttocks.

http://fox13now.com/2015/04/30/man-sues-west-jordan-police-over-injuries-suffered-in-k9-encounter/


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Reply Utah Police let dog chew surrendering man's face and buttocks (Original post)
951-Riverside May 2015 OP
Shrike47 May 2015 #1
AtheistCrusader May 2015 #2
libodem May 2015 #3
ellenrr May 2015 #4
nilesobek May 2015 #5
LiberalElite May 2015 #6

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:13 PM

1. This is a very disturbing video and story. Basically, the officers unlawfully entered and attacked.

They broke into his house with no warrant. He was clearly not threatening anybody but they went for him anyway. They should pay big.

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Fri May 1, 2015, 12:34 PM

2. And the hits just keep coming.

Holy shit.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:59 PM

3. Utah is Extremely Authoritarian

They have an extremely high rate of extra judicial executions of citizens. I've posted a few links in the past to stories about it. White on white. White on black. The police are out of control.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 03:58 PM

4. that must be terrifying

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Fri May 1, 2015, 10:38 PM

5. People, in encounters with police,

are going to stop submitting and surrendering if it keeps up.

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Sat May 2, 2015, 12:08 PM

6. Seems like something the Nazis would do nt

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