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Norfolk agrees to pay woman attacked by police dog $200K

 

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay an Army reservist and college student nearly $200,000 after she was mauled by a police dog last year.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1SJ8bZj) that under the deal signed last month, 22-year-old London Colvin has agreed not to sue the city or police because of the incident.

Normal Colvin, the woman’s father, said she needed 43 stiches and plastic surgery for a gaping wound in her leg after the police dog attacked her in January 2015. Her father says the dog mauled her as officers held her down and tried to handcuff her.

On the day of the attack, Colvin was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The charges were ultimately dropped.

A city attorney declined to comment on the settlement.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

 

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