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Kansas county to pay $37.5K to officer bitten by police dog


December 1, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county has agreed to pay $37,500 to a Wichita police officer who was bitten by a sheriff deputy's K-9, years after the deputy received her own settlement for being bitten by a police department dog.

The Wichita Eagle reported that documents it obtained through an open records request show the K-9 bit police officer Nathan Toman in the groin, thigh and wrist during a November 2017 burglary call. His attorney says the officer also suffered a fractured wrist.

The dog's handler, Sedgwick County Deputy Sarah Sinnett, successfully sued the city of Wichita for $67,0...

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