Woman chased by police dog Conroe now charged after mental health call

CONROE, Texas (KTRK) – A mother of two is currently suing multiple agencies following an arrest involving a Conroe police attack dog in 2018. This week, Conroe police announced the case. . It shows, Sligh backing into a corner along her fence with a deputy and the police dog trained with its handler Tyson Sutton.

Now, Sligh has filed a civil rights lawsuit in Houston federal court.

According to Sligh’s attorney, she ran into the woods barefoot and unarmed shortly before this happened. Her boyfriend called the police for a welfare check when he said she was suicidal and had cut her throat to kill herself.

Montgomery County deputies found her backed into the fence as shown in the video. The lawsuit alleges that police officer Conroe Sutton released the dog on Sligh when she left the deputy.

The dog clung to Slight for more than a minute and bit her several times.

“I hope they train their police officers better on mental health calls.” said Slight.

Sligh was in the hospital for about a week and had to return several times when her dog bite became infected. She now has thousands of dollars in hospital bills.

The woman, who suffers from bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression, says the whole ordeal has left her with more mental health problems.

“It’s appalling what happened to Sligh,” said civil rights attorney Randall Kallinen. “Conroe needs to have clear procedures in place when it comes to getting an attack dog for a mental health check-up.”

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