Man Bit By Police Dog

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) _ A Gulf Breeze man bitten by a police dog won't be getting as much money as he expected in the case.

A federal judge has reduced a jury's award to Addison Salter from $350,000 to $189,000.

Salter was a 17-year-old high school student when an Escambia County Sheriff's Office dog bit him during a fight outside a dance.

The jury had found that two deputies used excessive force nearly three years ago when they arrested Salter. But the judge says in her order that there was insufficient evidence that one of the deputies violated Salter's constitutional rights.

The judge did allow a judgment against the other deputy for using excessive force to stand and denied his request for a new trial.

Salter's attorney says he will likely appeal the ruling.


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