RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A Mexican bus driver has filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to the U.S. authorities after he says a Ok-9 bit him at a Border Patrol station.
In line with the preliminary criticism, Roberto De Leon was driving a bus with passengers from Matamoros, Mexico to Houston on Feb. 27, 2020, when he made a cease on the Kingsville Border Patrol Station.
A U.S. Customs agent instructed De Leon to get off of the car and open the bus’s storage bins, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
The agent was dealing with a German Shepard Ok-9 canine throughout the inspection. The canine started to growl at De Leon after which attacked him, inflicting accidents to his left hand, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
De Leon’s accidents required two surgical procedures to restore, in accordance with court docket paperwork.
The lawsuit was filed in opposition to america of America on Feb. 23, 2022. Within the lawsuit, De Leon locations blame on the unnamed agent for failing to regulate the Ok-9 and holds the legal responsibility on the U.S. Authorities for using the agent.
De Leon is searching for $1 million in damages as a consequence of medical bills, bodily ache, lack of wages, and disfigurement, amongst others.
The U.S. Authorities has but to reply to the lawsuit, which is filed within the U.S. District Court docket’s Southern District of Texas.
A request to U.S. Customs and Border Safety for extra data on the incident was submitted and we’re awaiting a response.