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San Diego sheriff's deputies responded to a tip last night hoping to serve felony arrest warrants. Sergio Castaneda had two outstanding warrants for burglary and domestic violence. On arriving at a Linda Vista house on Volta Court, deputies saw the suspect run from the door upon realizing who was visiting.

Escape was prevented by deputies monitoring the perimeter of the house, but when they gained access to the interior they were unable to locate the suspect. During their search, they noticed dirt on the ground directly under a crawl-space access to the attic.

The deputies called for backup, and San Diego police responded with a K-9 unit. The police dog was let loose in the attic and soon located Castaneda, hiding under insulation. Castaneda was bit several times before surrendering. He was treated for his wounds at Alvarado Hospital before being booked into jail for the warrants.

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SurfPuppy619 June 23, 2011 @ 10:24 p.m.

I was bit by my dogs when they got into a small tussle, caused MAJOR problems!

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Burwell June 23, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m.

I wonder whether Castaneda has grounds for a lawsuit against the San Diego Police. He was not actively resisting arrest when he was attacked by the dog, he was merely hiding.

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SurfPuppy619 June 24, 2011 @ midnight

I wonder whether Castaneda has grounds for a lawsuit against the San Diego Police. He was not actively resisting arrest when he was attacked by the dog, he was merely hiding.

============== Depends on how bad he was hurt and if the police ordered the dogs to release him as soon as he complied with the cops orders to come out of the attack.

Under the law the police can use the "amount of reasonable force necessary to effect an arrest", if he refused to come out the cops had to use force to get him out, the question is how much is reasonable and necesary under the circumstances.

If you were on a jusry and heard this you would look at his innuries and ask yourself if that is reasonable for the circumstances.......

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