Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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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.

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 only a few documented incidents of a person being killedRead 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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Civil rights police K-9 dog bite attack in San Diego, California

Dr. Polsky was retained as an animal behavior expert for the plaintiff. One  issue in this case was whether the victim, a 60 year-old male recently released psychiatric patient, whoRead More

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Civil rights police K-9 dog bite attack in San Diego, California