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K-9's Bite Costs City $87,000

The canine officer bit a pregnant woman.

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    Woman Bitten by K-9 Gets $90K

    Delaware officials have agreed to pay nearly $90,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who was bitten by a police dog. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014)

    New Castle County officials have agreed to pay $87,500 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a Claymont woman who was bitten by a police dog.

    Jordan Hyland, who was 23 years old and 32 weeks pregnant at the time, said she was bitten in June 2012 after she sat down on a curb to rest while walking to her mother's home.

    At the time, the dog was participating in a search for two robbery suspects.

    Attorneys agreed to dismiss the case last month but details were not known until The Associated Press recently obtained a copy of the settlement following a public records request.

    Officials pulled the dog from duty pending a review of the incident.

    A police spokeswoman said Tuesday that the dog is not currently in service.