A claim for damages filed last week against the city of Oxnard is the third time in as many years that the city has faced a legal battle stemming from alleged biting incidents involving a police dog named Max.
Anthony Orlando Mack, 30, said in a claim filed last week that he was mauled by Max on May 26 when police went to his house on the 2000 block of Sanford Street to respond to a reported domestic dispute.
The claim, a legal move required before a lawsuit can be filed against the city, does not say how much money Mack wants in compensation. But his lawyer, Gary C. Faucette, said Mack spent 10 days in the hospital and continues to receive medical treatment for the bites he suffered on his arm.
Faucette said Mack's arm is disfigured by the "major ripping and tearing" he suffered. The claim also alleges that during the incident, police used racially derogatory language against Mack, who is black.