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Black man sues Arkansas officer after K-9 attacked him during pursuit of a suspect
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Black man sues Arkansas officer after K-9 attacked him during pursuit of a suspect

A Black man in Jonesboro, Arkansas is suing a police officer accused of intentionally allowing his K-9 to attack while pursuing a suspect. According to the civil rights lawsuit, the man  was outside his home smoking a cigarette in May of 2020 when the officer, along with his K-9, was chasing a suspect described as a “slender Black man.” The suspect had run away from an officer during a traffic stop. The officer called for back up and an officer with a K-9 helped with the search for the suspect in an apartment complex. In the lawsuit, the man claims the officer with the K-9 deliberately allowed the dog to attack him without warning, which lasted about 10 seconds. The innocent bystander was also handcuffed after the attack. The lawsuit alleges the officer with the K-9 used excessive...