CHEROKEE NATION — A woman who was stopped for allegedly speeding never expected what was about to happen to her as the officer approached her.
It began when the officer asked her if he could let his dog “circle” her as she sat inside her vehicle, according to reports.
This procedure is often used by police as a pretext to search a person’s vehicle.
If the dog detects any substances that the U.S. government has deemed to be “illegal,” the officer can then rummage through the person’s vehicle without consent.
Then, if anything illegal is found during the search, the officer can make an arrest to boost his career, regardless of whether the person has harmed anybody.
Emily Newman remained seated peacefully inside her vehicle as the officer began circling her with his attack dog.
Sure enough, the officer claimed that the dog “detected a positive hit.”
That’s when the dog suddenly lunged into the car and started attacking Emily, according to a family member who witnessed the incident. Police dogs are trained to bite extremely hard when attacking people.
This particular attack was so vicious that part of Emily’s face was literally mauled off.
The piece of flesh was later found on the road and given to medical staff to be stitched back onto Emily’s face.
No further details have been provided by the department as to why the dog was allowed to attack the woman. It is not clear whether the officer purposely released the dog.
An investigation is ongoing and more information should be released soon, according to reports.