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Woman Attacked By Police Dog as She Took Out Her Trash Awarded $520,000 Settlement

Last year 52-year-old Desiree Collins, was taking her trash out when she unexpectedly ran across a police K9 in pursuit of a suspected burglar. Before the officer or Collins could react the dog had clamped down on her right arm and wouldn’t let go despite multiple commands from the officer Fox 9 reported at the time.

The incident was captured on the officer’s body camera and now the city of St.Paul settling with Collins for $520,000 to pay for the officer’s negligence. St. Paul City Council and Collins’ attorney Andy Noel met in private to discuss and reach a settlement according to the Star Tribune.

“She’s pleased and she’s glad that she can put this lawsuit behind her and move on with life,” Noel told the Star Tribune.

The settlement was based on a decision by U.S. District Judge John Tunheim in August that found police violated Collins’ civil rights said St. Paul City Attorney Lyndsey Olson.

Collins was attacked by the K9 on Sept. 23, 2017, and can be heard shouting out in pain.

“Please, help me, oh!” Collins screamed captured on the officer’s body camera.

The officer responded, “We’re trying to get your arm.” After her arm was free from the K9 they got Collins some medical care for her injuries.

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7 comments

Pam October 3, 2018 at 1:03 am

The cops was pulling her other arm instead of commanding the dog to release his bite. One of them, was the dog’s handler and he made NO ATTEMPTS to get that dog off of her arm/ They was ALL PART OF THAT ATTACK!!!!!!

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Louis October 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Sue the Damn Dog also, the Dog is a Pig Police Dog.🤣😂

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Aisha October 3, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Not one “sorry” the whole time…

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GGDN October 3, 2018 at 9:26 pm

the first time i saw this video ..im feel just like this is the patrole plantation killers & this poor sister one of them slave..😡😡😡

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Pastor Frederic Clement Nwohia December 31, 2018 at 1:21 am

Biafra Nation must be restored to its original glory to serve justice to
Man!.

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Don January 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Saying stay calm as they pulling her away without trying to break the dogs bite. That caused way more pain. TELL THE DOG TO BREAK. THEY ARE responsible

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Dorothy July 5, 2019 at 7:20 am

I believe that these boys enjoyed what was happening to this woman if you notice their actions speak for them they didn’t care because she is black

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