Minneapolis police K-9 retired after biting officer

Benny, the Minneapolis police K-9, has been forced to retire after he bit an officer last fall. This is not the first incident the German Shepherd, who worked in the patrol and narcotics division, has had.

The city of Minneapolis will pay the officer $25,000 for his injuries. Benny has cost the city more than $100,000 since he joined the department in 2003. The officer missed several days of work due to his injuries and may need surgery after the dog repeatedly bit him.

The incident occurred when the officer responded to call about a police chase. After the vehicle stopped, another officer was taking the suspect out of the car to arrest him when Benny ran pass both of them and bit the man.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dog bite, contact the Minneapolis animal attack lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.