Maryland family awarded compensation in police shoot dog case
A Montgomery County judge has awarded a Frederick, Md. family significant compensation for pain and suffering, in addition to veterinary costs, following a police versus dog shooting incident which took place in 2010.
According to Wednesday's publication of the SF Gate, Roger and Sandi Jenkins of Frederick, Md. will receive $600,000 for pain and suffering, in addition to $7,500 for veterinary expenses which resulted when their Labrador retriever was shot by a Frederick County sheriff's deputy in January, 2010.
Back in April, a jury had determined that the Jenkins should receive $620,000 in compensation. The judge had to reduce the veterinary expense compensation from $20,000 to $7,500 due to a cap set forth by Maryland state law.
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