Judge Rules on Clay County Police Dog Attack

A judge has ruled that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is not liable for the actions of a former police dog that attacked a deputy’s son.

Sarah Carey, the wife of Deputy Ryan Carey, filed a lawsuit that claimed the county should have retained legal responsibility for the dog “Cuda” after Carey was fired in 2012.

The judge ruled that the contract to transfer ownership of the dog was valid, which released the county from all liability.

The boy was severely hurt in the attack and required emergency surgery.

Carey appealed his firing and was eventually re-instated.