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Judge: Police dog attack didn't violate woman's rights


October 4, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A "horrendous" police dog attack that severely wounded a pregnant Indianapolis woman did not violate her constitutional rights because she wasn't the dog's intended target, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt found last week that while Mara Mancini suffered "horrendous injuries" in the July 2015 attack, she was an "unintended bystander" and no force was intentionally directed at her, so there was no violation of her Fourth Amendment rights, The Indianapolis Star reported .

Mancini was seven months pregnant when she heard a commotion...

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