Teen says he'll sue city over police dog attack

Scene the night of the stabbing
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A teenager bitten by a police dog in an Indianapolis suburb says he will sue the city.

Nineteen-year-old Brandon Murphy of Fishers has filed a tort claim against the city saying a police dog bit him repeatedly while officers were investigating the fatal stabbing of another teen.

Another Fishers man was being held without bond on a charge of murder Saturday in the Hamilton County Jail.

The Indianapolis Star reports  that Fishers police say Murphy was trying to flee the scene when the dog attacked him. Murphy wasn't charged.

Murphy says in the claim filed July 17 that he was severely injured in his groin and legs and required surgery.

A tort claim is the first stage before a lawsuit can be filed against a public institution

Information from: The Indianapolis Star

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