Handcuffed man mauled by police dog

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    They had subdued him face-down onto the ground, with his hands handcuffed together behind his back up in the air. The police dog started biting into the man's handcuffed forearm, ripping it to shreds.

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    The canine police officer had lost control of the dog, who had apparently gone into a frenzied state of bloodlust, and was trying to pull the dog off.

    Marcus Wright claims he had done nothing wrong or committed any crime.
    "They just asked for my information and that's it," Wright said, describing how police suddenly came up to him.

    Police had come to his house that day to serve a warrant to Wright's brother.
    The Bartow Police Department claimed they had not acted improperly because "Wright fit the description".

    While the video does not capture the beginning of the attack, police claimed that Wright "resisted" the arrest, so they unleashed the police dog.

    "I don't know anything about any resisting arrest. They took it too far," Wright said.

    Before police unleashed the dog, Wright was tasered twice.

    "I had no record. No record at all," Wright said.

    While the police department claims they were 'investigating' the use of force employed by their officers, the chief already noted that he sees nothing out of the ordinary in the video.

    "With the video that I saw and with the preliminary investigation that we have, I don’t have any reason to suspect that they were way out of policy or out of policy at all," Dorman said.


    The video of the incident was taken and uploaded by Facebook user Angel Nunez.




    According to Tiara Bailey, another witness, age 27, the officers involved hit and tased the man as he was lying on the ground in handcuffs. She says she recorded the incident but that officers deleted the video after confiscating her cell phone.

    The dog also bit into Wright's knee.
     
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    Another article is reporting a different version of the story, reporting police said a number of people had called in claiming they saw a man behaving erratically running in and out of traffic, jumping on cars, trying to pull stop signs from the ground, and challenging a passerby to a fight.
    The man is also accused of punching a cab driver and stealing a motorcycle.
    When the officer first approached him, the man started moving towards him, threatening to fight. The officer repeatedly told the man to stop or the dog would be released.
    This article reports that a second video posted by Nunez shows the shirtless man in the middle of a busy downtown street shouting and jerking his body towards an officer holding the dog close on a leash.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-police-dog-20170712-story.html
     
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