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Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Police K9 Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.

Off-duty police K-9 viciously attacks canine handler in New Jersey

Sufficient evidence has been amassed to suggest that police canines deployed in the field by their handlers may be unpredictable and problematic at times.  Evidence which supports this belief isRead More

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Police dog bite attack on innocent bystander settles for $225,000 in Washington

Police dog bite attacks on innocent bystanders frequently happen, but the magnitude of the problem remains largely unknown.  The reason why innocent bystanders are frequently attacked is not difficult toRead More

Vicious police dog bite attack rips man’s throat apart in Ontario, Canada

Previously on dogexpert.com, I have written about the inherently dangerous nature of police K-9s and how police dog attacks on criminal suspects usually cause greater bodily injury when compared withRead More

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Police dog bite attack in California may have killed innocent bystander

A dog bite attack by a police canine onto a person often causes severe injury, but never death. There are no documented incidents of a person being killed by aRead More

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Animal behavior analysis of attack-trained police dogs

Police canines used for suspect apprehension in the United States are bred from highly developed breeding lines.  The majority of these dogs are imported from countries in Europe, particularly theRead More

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Animal behavior analysis of attack-trained police dogs

Expert Opinion about Dangerous Nature of Attack-Trained Police Dogs

Understanding the dangerous nature of attack-trained police dogs from the perspective of a dog bite expert witness is often ignored in both civil and criminal litigation. Instead, focus usually remains on theRead More

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