Dashcam: Man Sues Deputy After Police Dog Bites His Head

A Colby man is suing a Marathon County Sheriff’s deputy after a police dog bit the man following a traffic stop and a police pursuit. Video captured by police dashboard cameras shows the encounter that left him hospitalized. Klyde J. Gebelein said he didn’t have to let a deputy inspect his vehicle, and he drove away from the deputy who had stopped him. Less than 15 minutes later, after he got out of his vehicle, a police dog bit Gebelein in the head. Gebelein of Colby is suing Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Deilerfor that incident on Aug. 6, 2015, according to court documents. Gebelein’s lawsuit says Deiler unconstitutionally unleashed his police dog, Leo, on Gebelein and left the 70-year-old man permanently damaged. His mug shot shows Gebelein in a bandage, with dried blood running down his cheek. Gebelein is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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