Lawsuit against Sheriff Joe, Seagal after raid in Laveen

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by Alicia Barron

Video report by Mike Watkiss

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 2 at 8:30 AM

PHOENIX - A lawsuit has been filed against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and celebrity Steven Seagal over what many saw as a questionable raid on a home in Laveen.

The lawsuit claims the deputy sheriff Steven Seagal, under the authority of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, killed an 11-month-old puppy by shooting it in the head during a raid on a cockfighting suspect.

Arpaio said the lawsuit is completely without merit, and numerous deputies and posse volunteers who were present at the raid on March 9 say no dog was ever injured.

Seagal is thinking of filing a counter suit.
 

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