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Police Body Cam Video Raises Questions About Excessive Force by K9 Officers

Newly released police body cam video shows a San Diego Police Department K9 biting a naked, unarmed man for over 40 seconds after officers had the man pinned to the ground.

The incident began around 8:30 in the morning on a Saturday in August 2015. Patrol officers with the SDPD were asked to check on the welfare of a naked man screaming and running through a canyon in University City, according to police reports.

The man in the video wasn’t charged with any crimes. He sued the City of San Diego for excessive force. Last week, the San Diego City Council approved a $385,000 settlement.

Attorneys who’ve seen the video say it amounts to excessive force, and raises questions about how police departments use K9 officers.

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