New York Man Bitten by Police Dog Gets $90K Settlement

July 22, 2011

The New York man who was bitten by a police dog will receive $90,000 from the city of Mount Vernon.

Carlos Garcia filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city in 2008.

According to court papers, police were searching for two people who had stolen a motorcycle when Garcia was parking his van in the area.

He told the Journal News that police let the dog loose on him by mistake and he was bitten twice.

A police report showed that police released Garcia after he was treated for his injuries.

The settlement was approved by the Mount Vernon Board of Estimate and Contract on Tuesday.

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