WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There are new details about last year's Wilmington police dog attack involving Ofc. Stafford Brister.
The law firm representing Johnnie Lee Williams, the man bitten by the dog after leading police on a chase, sent a letter to Police Chief Ralph Evangelous requesting all public records for a potential civil lawsuit.
Attorneys claim Williams's 4th Amendment rights were violated. They also claim assault and battery.
A grand jury declined to indict Brister on any criminal charges. After an internal review, Brister was returned to patrol duty, but he is not in charge of his dog as WPD seeks a review of its K9 program.