Give Us $5M or We’ll Sue! Dog Attack Victim’s Family Fights Dallas

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DALLAS -- The issue of loose dogs terrorizing the City of Dallas has cost at least one person their life. Now that person's family is looking for it to cost the city some money.

Earlier this month, Antoinette Brown was attacked by a pack of dogs. She was bitten more than 100 times and died from her injuries. Her family is demanding $5 million from the City of Dallas in order to avoid a potential lawsuit.

“Ms. Brown's death was very tragic, very unfortunate, very regrettable and very sad," City Attorney Chris Bowers said. "But we do not believe the city has any liability here.”

Since the mauling, Dallas has hired a consulting firm to help fix the city's loose dog crisis, as well as taken a number of other steps.

Earlier this week, those changes were put to the test when there was another incident of loose dogs attacking people in a Dallas neighborhood. The situation was violent enough that officers were forced to use gunfire to stop the attack although at the time the dogs showed no signs of gunshot wounds.

With a possible lawsuit looming, the city could be in quite the dogfight themselves.

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