Pennsylvania Burglar Sues over Injuries from Police Dog

April 10, 2009

An inmate at a Pennsylvania state prison is suing police over the injuries he got during his burglary arrest.

Tan Van Tran says in court papers that he was mauled by a Wilson Borough police dog on March 22, 2008. The 39-year-old man says he was left with permanent injuries, causing him to drop things inadvertently. He maintains that police used excessive force and that the officers weren’t trained adequately.

Borough Solicitor Louis Minotti says the case had been forwarded to the borough’s insurance company.

Tran pleaded guilty to burglary and is serving 16 months to five years at a state prison in Cambria County.


Information from: The Morning Call

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