Police Abuse

Woman Sues After Cops Praise Police Dog for Tearing Her Leg Apart

They told the mutt, " Awesome ... you deserve a Slurpee."


After police watched their attack dog Vortex rip apart a dozing woman's leg, the cops told its handler, "Severe trauma to the leg? … Awesome … you deserve a Slurpee," the woman claims in court.

Katie Hess sued Salt Lake County, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Police Chief James Winder and Officer Kevin Barrett, in Federal Court.

Hess claims that she was attacked by the "vicious and aggressive" police dog Vortex, after a night out in suburban Holladay in May 2012.