St. Paul City Council approves settlement agreement with man bitten by police K-9

St. Paul City Council approves settlement agreement with man bitten by police K-9 Photo: KSTP

December 05, 2018 05:30 PM

The video above originally aired in July.


The St. Paul City Council voted to approve a settlement agreement with a bystander bitten by a K-9 while officers were responding to a weapons call in early July. 

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Court documents show the city has agreed to pay Glenn Slaughter and his attorneys $75,000 in payment for all damages, medical liens, costs and attorneys' fees in the matter.

RELATED: City of St. Paul reaches settlement agreement with man bitten by police K-9

At the time, Slaughter said he did not suffer any broken bones and required no stitches to fix the puncture wounds from the attack. But he said it was a moment he would not soon forget.

"I was just thinking 'How in the hell does this happen to me, and how does a police dog get off its leash and end up on top of me biting me and stuff,'" Slaughter said.

RELATED: Significant changes being made to K-9 unit in St. Paul

The incident prompted Mayor Melvin Carter and Police Chief Todd Axtell to announce significant changes to the department's K-9 Unit aimed at making sure the dogs are working in the best interest of the city and public safety.

In September, the city agreed to pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog in 2017 as she was taking out her trash.

RELATED: St. Paul to pay $520,000 to woman attacked by police dog

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