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KSEE cameraman seeks damages from Fresno, police department over police dog bite


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 25, 2018

FRESNO – A cameraman for KSEE Channel 24 is seeking damages from the Fresno Police Department and the city after he was bitten by a police dog while on assignment.

Kevin Mahan filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the Fresno County Superior Court against the city of Fresno, Fresno Police Department and two police officers alleging negligence and strict liability.

According to the complaint, on April 19, Mahan was at the defendants' Fresno Police Department Canine Training Center as a cameraman for KSEE Channel 24 to assist in a news spot regarding the Fresno Police Department's dogs when he was attacked and bitten by a dog owned, supervised, trained and controlled by all defendants.

As a result, Mahan alleges he sustained serious injuries that required reasonable medical treatment. 

The plaintiff holds the city of Fresno, Fresno Police Department, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently allowed the dogs to be off a leash near strangers.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages according to proof. He is represented by Robert G. Gilmore of Law Office of Robert G. Gilmore in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG03292

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