Not the First Time a K-9 Attacked a Juvenile
As the investigation continues into a police K-9 attacking a child, the attorney for the child's family says this isn't the first time an incident like this has happened.
Gainesville attorney Robert Rush says about five years ago, officers with the Gainesville Police Department responded to a run-away call at a halfway house for girls, and when the K-9 spotted the girl in the woods, he attacked her.
Rush represented that 15-year-old girl. And now, he's representing 10-year-old Bryce Bates, who was riding his bike in his northwest Gainesville neighborhood on June 16th when, according to police, an officer asked him to stop.
Cpl. Tim Durst was responding to a burglary call, and when bates didn't stop, he released his K-9 on the boy..
Rush says he thought after the K-9 attack five years ago, GPD was going to change their police dog policy.
Officials with the police department say they can't comment on this case until they complete their investigation.
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