BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) - One Wabash Valley family will receive more than $100,000 dollars from the state of Indiana.
The settlement comes years after a police K-9 bit a child.
It all happened in 2013 during a Red Ribbon Day Demonstration at the Clay County Courthouse.
During that program, a K-9 performing a mock drug search bit Jaxon Abbott of Brazil on the back of the leg, causing nerve damage. He was 11 at the time.
News 10 spoke to Chris Stevenson today. He's Abbott's attorney. He says compensating the family is the right thing for the state to do.
Stevenson says, "It’s a great program and we appreciate what the police and judge are trying to do here, it's just, the way they did it here, it just, a kid needlessly in great danger, which never made sense to me or the Abbott's."
The family will also receive $80,000 dollars from the city of Brazil.
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