Woman Bitten by Nebraska Police Dog Gets Settlement

lawsuit-settlementLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman bitten by a Lincoln police dog during an overnight training exercise at a city park last year has settled her lawsuit against the city.

A City Council resolution shows that the city settled last month with Krystle Park for just more than $43,805.

Lancaster County District Judge Karen Flowers then dismissed Park’s lawsuit on Tuesday.

Park filed the lawsuit last year after a police dog, which was in the park around 1 a.m. with his handler for training exercises, attacked her.

Police had said they searched the park to make sure it was empty before beginning the training, but that Park was hiding beneath a tree. Park said she was hiding to flee a threatening situation with another person.