NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens woman was arraigned Wednesday on charges that she kicked and injured a police dog, as an officer tried to arrest her following a fight on a subway platform.
An attorney for Matos-Davis claimed that “Bear,” a member of the Transit Bureau K-9 Unit, attacked her when she was already handcuffed and on the ground.
Matos-Davis’ father appeared on camera in court, claiming that his daughter acted in self-defense.
“I would believe it would have to have been self-defense,” said Wayne Matos. “She’s an animal lover. She has animals at home.”
But police had a different story.