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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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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42212 Comments

    My lawyer made me say it. Sounds perfect advice from a defense attorney.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    He's marked for life for "admitting he lied under oath"

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    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    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. And why is this still in the court system?????

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    tigerlilly_07

    over 4 years ago

    1322 Comments

    He probably just wanted a payday that he didn't deserve so he could go and smoke his preferred choice of drug.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Glad the officer was cleared...

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    debbles537

    over 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    I agree with csp1195ret and make sure it's a nice big bone or Peter Luger’s legendary succulent porterhouse fit for a king! =)

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    PETE114

    over 4 years ago

    1396 Comments

    and what will happen to this idiot who is lying to pad his pockets with taxpayer's money? Nothing. Lawyers rule the world and try to get low lifes to make false claims to get their 33.3%. This is why you see injury attorneys paying for comercials during shows like the Jerry Springer Show or Maury. They prey on the simple minded to pad their pockets.

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    There probably bites from when he assaulted his pet goat.

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23294 Comments

    What a low life. Glad the officer was cleared.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I to am glad the officer was cleared.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Glad the Dog and Officer are cleared of all this S--T Stuff like this gives K9 officers a bad rep

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Glad the Officer is cleared.

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    Elite1grey

    over 4 years ago

    1722 Comments

    A perp lieing under oath next thing you know people will be saying that politians dont keep campain promise's

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    GIVE THAT DOG A BONE

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