By The Associated Press
ABERDEEN — A Mississippi deputy has been acquitted of federal charges that he allowed his police dog to attack a man for no reason.
WCBI-TV reports that a federal jury in Aberdeen on Friday found Choctaw County Deputy Billy Charles Scott innocent of charges that he allegedly allowed his dog to unnecessarily attack William “Donte” Dubose on April 1, 2010. He also was acquitted on charges of falsifying a police report.
An indictment alleged Scott’s K-9 bit Dubose at least three times. Prosecutor say Scott allegedly did not stop the attack until Dubose’s mother came out of her house and yelled at Scott to get the dog off her son.