St. Paul police dog bit innocent man after handler lost control

Published 8:00 pm Monday, July 9, 2018

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota man is recovering from injuries after a St. Paul police dog got loose from its handler and bit the man outside his home.

According to a press release, 33-year-old Glenn Slaughter was leaving for work Friday when the dog bit him.

Anne Shomshor, who is engaged to Slaughter’s brother, said police were looking for an armed suspect and the K-9 bit Slaughter after police ordered him to put his hands up.

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St. Paul Police didn’t immediately return a phone message left Monday.

The officer filed an “animal bite” report that contained little detail.

The department recently tightened its rules on when police can use K-9’s amid growing concerns of bystanders getting bit, including a 2016 attack on a man mistaken for suspect that ended in a $2 million settlement.