Dean Newhall has filed a claim against the city of Lodi asking for an unspecified sum to cover damages caused by a bite he suffered from a police dog in April. Russell Humphrey, Newhall’s attorney, said his client has lost feeling on the left side of his face and must now deal with a horrible disfigurement as a result of the bite. According to the claim, Newhall has already paid over $32,000 in medical expenses, a number that Humphrey said will only keep increasing.
“When I first saw him the injuries were fresh, and they were very bad injuries,” Humphrey said. “His left side was basically chewed off from below the eye to the nose and all the way down the neck. It’s like a flap of flesh that’s just hanging off of there.”