Jury verdict of $1.5 million upheld by 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals when police dog attacks and four Kennewick police officers beat a Clark County man.

$1.5 million dog bite award upheld by federal appeals court


Posted on Jan 02, 2009

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2007 jury verdict in favor of Ken Rogers from Washougal, Clark County awarding him more than $1.5 million after he was wrongfully bitten in 2003 by a Kennewick police dog. 

He argued that his constitutional rights against unreasonable seizure were violated when Kennewick police officers allowed a police dog named Deke to attack him.  The dog followed a wrong scent and entered the backyard of Rogers' relatives where he was visiting.  He was asleep in the backyard when the dog attacked him.

Deke latched onto Rogers and bit him several times on the hand, back, neck and face while three officers beat him, leaving him with some permanent injuries.

This information was provided by the Bellevue, Washington dog bite attorney at Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC where we represent those wrongfully injured from dog bites from individuals and police dogs and officers using excessive force in violation of your constitutional rights.  Our toll free number is 1-800-636-3676 for any questions and/or a consultation.

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