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Woman files $2 million lawsuit against Wisconsin police department after dog attack

Posted at 6:50 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 13:16:40-04

GLENDALE, Wisconsin -- A woman filed a civil lawsuit against four members of the Glendale Police Department. The suit filed in federal court is demanding $2 million.

She claims the investigation into a dog attack that took place in March 2017 was not handled properly. 

The suit claims the woman was attacked by a 3-year-old Presa Canario and suffered injuries to her head, back and wrist that required more than 140 medical treatments, including 11 staples in her scalp, puncture wounds on her back and an injured wrist, which needed three surgeries to fix.

A police report from the incident claims that her hand was "completely covered in blood and her hair appeared to be blood soaked."

The woman also claimed the attack resulted in emotional trauma.

The dog qas temporarily quarantined for 10 days. The woman also claims that police were not aware of procedure for dog attacks.

The woman no charges were filed in the incident, and when she called repeatedly for an update in the investigation, a sergeant told her that "f you don't like the way we handle this get yourself an attorney and sue us."

Both the Glendale police chief and the city's attorney declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

Glendale City Attorney John Fuchs issued the following statement.

"She went into the dog's yard and approached the dog. Most of these processes pertain to dogs at large, not to people who enter upon the premises of another and engage the dog."