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K9 Cop Accused of Abuse Cleared After Man Admits to Lying Under Oath

K9 Cop Accused of Abuse Cleared After Man Admits to Lying Under Oath

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Press of Atlantic City via YellowBrix

April 13, 2010

ATLANTIC CITY – A lawyer Monday questioned the honesty of a man claiming a city K-9 officer misused his dog.

Antonio Sye, 47, of Atlantic City, is suing Officer William Logan and the city, claiming that after he was subdued and handcuffed Aug. 5, 2005, the officer ordered his dog to attack.

Sye testified in the civil trial Thursday that he was lying on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him when Logan brought over his dog, Deuce, and gave a hand command. The dog then jumped around, hesitating before biting Sye three times on the arm, Sye testified.

But, during questioning from Logan’s attorney Monday, Sye said he pleaded guilty to a probation violation that he says he did not commit.

“You’re saying you took the same oath to tell the truth you have taken here and you ultimately lied?” asked Mike Riley, who is representing Logan.

Sye said he pleaded guilty because his attorney advised him that was how he would get back his former spot in a drug-treatment program that kept him out of jail.

“So I pled,” he said.

“Under oath,” Riley added. “You lied to get a benefit, correct?”

“Yes,” Sye replied.

However, he maintained he has told the truth about the attack.

Police who were at the scene have testified that the dog was never released and that they never heard Sye scream for help.

“Every officer lied in this case,” Sye told Riley during questioning. “They heard. They turned a deaf ear.”

Sye pointed out the bites on large photos, including marks on his right shoulder that the emergency room doctor who examined him right after the incident said were not new wounds.

“Each time the dog bit me, (the officers) laughed,” Sye said later, under questioning from the city’s lawyer, Sean Adam.

Sye was originally questioned during an investigation into shots being fired about 3 a.m. Aug. 5, 2005, but claims he was arrested hours later – after being cleared of the gun call – because he tried to get help for his injuries. The defense says Sye was arrested because he was wanted on a warrant but originally gave police a fake name.

On Monday, Sye said shots were never even fired that night. Sitting in Brown Memorial Park with a friend for hours before the incident, he testified they never heard anything.

“So the officers were all lying?” Riley asked. “And anyone who would come up here and testify they heard shots would be lying?”

“There wasn’t no shots,” Sye insisted. “I’m telling you, there were no shots at all.”

Sye’s attorney, Lou McFadden, rested his case Monday.

Logan is expected to testify today. Also scheduled to take the stand is a dog-bite expert the defense has said will show that the marks on Sye’s arm could not have been caused by Deuce.

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  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 5 years ago

    It sounds like this POS was never bitten. Another lawsuit I have heard is the guy that fights the dog, resisted or tries to attack the K-9 and run away and gets bit. Then says "I didn't do nothin man, that dog bit me for no reason".

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    about 5 years ago


    Let Deuce really bite him, and the lawyer, too !! Glad the officer has been cleared, which is the most important thing !!!!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 5 years ago

    What a pos. They should let that k9 get a real bite on his ass. Its good to see that the truth came out and the matter was cleared up though

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 5 years ago

    fplasencia, I know. I guess I worded my response wrong. As you know, most criminals are multiple offenders. Knowing that this guy has lied under oath won't help him the next time, hopefully.

  • Images_max50


    about 5 years ago


    Agreed. Take his ass to court.

  • My_kids_027_max50


    about 5 years ago


    My thoughts exactly copper5817

  • Wings_max50


    about 5 years ago



  • Hpim1329_max50


    about 5 years ago


    I am all about the countersuit in these situations but as my grandad used to say "you can't get blood from a turnip."

  • Me_last_wk_max50


    about 5 years ago



  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 5 years ago

    I agree with PETE114, the officer ought of file a countersuit for slander or some equivlant, and list both Sye and his attorney, sine Sye probably doesn't have 2 cents. The attorney should be liable since he didn't investigate his clients honesty.

  • 100_0440_1__max600_max50


    about 5 years ago


    Wow ... people lie to make officers look bad????? I had no idea ... I mean a criminal who lies... who would have thunk it .. and the sad thing is that it is our money wasting away on this trail that has no merit. What a joke !!!

  • Warn_a_brother_black_max50


    about 5 years ago


    Lied under oath to get the probation, lied about his name, and is saying he's NOW telling the truth and all the LEO's are lying? I call bulls***. He's already shown he can lie under oath and to the police but we're to believe him now?

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 5 years ago


    Officer Logan didn't lie.
    The perp did. As a career criminal, drug addict and God knows what else... He has been marked for life for a long time ...

  • Snoopy_18_max50


    about 5 years ago


    PS, and far more impotantly, Officer Logan was vindicated.

  • Az_phx_motorcade1a_max50


    about 5 years ago


    The truth shall set you free!!

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