What Happens When A Dog Bite Victim Claims She Was Assaulted?
If the victim of an alleged dog bite lawsuit is a black woman, what happens to the black woman who alleges the incident was racially motivated?
The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Dog Bite Task Force, which investigates complaints of dog bites and other serious incidents involving pets, recently issued a report on the investigation of a dog bite complaint that was lodged by an African American woman in the Los Angeles area.
According to the report, the LAPD’s dog bite task force, which was formed in 2013, “conducts an aggressive and comprehensive investigation into dog bites in the LA area.”
The task force received several complaints from black women that the LAPD had failed to respond to their complaints.
One complaint, filed in 2016, alleged that the police department failed to take the report seriously and did not take sufficient steps to investigate the woman’s claims.
According a report from the task force: The woman stated that after she filed the complaint with the LAPD, the officers involved did not cooperate with her complaint.
The complainant stated that the officers refused to answer her questions about why she filed a complaint and did nothing to investigate her complaint or the alleged incident.
The victim stated that officers did not arrest the officers, or even acknowledge the existence of the complaint.
Another complaint stated that one of the officers asked the complainant, “Why are you crying?
Do you have a dog?”
The complainant said she did not understand what was happening to her.
The officer stated that he was only trying to protect the officer and said that he “didn’t care if you were black, white, brown, whatever you were.”
Another complainant stated the officers told her that if she was ever a witness to a dog attack, that she would be arrested for “stalking” her dog and that she was being “racially profiled.”
According to a summary of the task Force’s investigation, officers were called to the complainant’s home on August 10, 2016, after she called 911.
A dispatcher said that she called to report a man who appeared to be carrying a large object.
A woman who answered the phone told the dispatcher that the man appeared to have a large, white object and said, “Don’t call 911.”
According the report: A dispatcher told the caller that the caller told her officers were on their way to the house and that a large white object was in the house.
The dispatcher stated that she told the woman, “I have a black girl that has a dog in the yard that she’s scared of.”
When the dispatcher asked the woman why she called, the woman replied, “Because I’m white, and I’ve never had a dog before.”
The dispatcher then asked the caller if she would like to speak to a supervisor.
The caller indicated that she did.
The woman then told the officer that she and the black girl had been dating for about six months and that the black man had attacked her and her friend.
When the caller was asked what she told him, the dispatcher stated, “He threatened me, told me I was going to jail and he said that I was the worst thing that he ever saw.”
The report stated that a police officer “detained” the complainant and that officers interviewed her and the victim and they concluded that the complainant was telling the truth.
According the summary of investigation: After questioning the complainant for approximately one hour, the complainant stated she and her black friend were in the car with the man.
The witness stated that at some point the man got out of the car and began yelling racial slurs.
The Witness stated that her friend began to get out of her car as the man was yelling and she told her friend to go back inside.
The male was then yelling racial insults at the witness.
The female witness stated the man continued to yell and cursed at her.
During the questioning of the witness, officers determined that the witness told the truth and the witness was cooperative.
The investigators determined that there was insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges in connection with the incident.
However, the report noted that “the complainant and her female friend have been advised that criminal charges may be pursued.”
In 2017, the Los Feliz City Council passed a resolution in support of the woman and the other black women who have filed dog bite complaints.
According it, the resolution urges the Los Angles City Council to “hold accountable those who are responsible for failing to investigate and/or prosecute dog bite victims for criminal or other criminal offenses, and/ or to implement an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the allegations made in the complaint.”
A similar resolution was passed in 2016 in support by the City Council of the Black Lives Matter Movement, which is an organization formed in 2015 by the Black Panthers and other black activists.
In 2016, the Black L.A. Anti-Racism Coalition launched the Dog Bite Awareness Week, which “celebrates the history and