The City of St. Paul (MN) reached a tentative agreement to pay a settlement of $520,000 to a woman wrongfully attacked by a St. Paul K-9 last year.
Last September, Desiree Collins was taking out trash to a dumpster when a police dog, which was following the trail of a burglary suspect, clamped down on her right arm. The K-9 did not let go even after multiple commands from the officer. Collins was an innocent bystander in the case.
Desiree Collins filed a federal lawsuit last year arguing the officer’s leash on the K-9 was too long and he did not give warning that the dog was turning the corner out of his view.