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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Rajkowski and Ben Rodgers
Updated: December 05, 2018 05:30 PM
Created: December 05, 2018 05:26 PM
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