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Baltimore settles lawsuit claiming police horse bit disabled child

Baltimore settles lawsuit claiming police horse bit disabled child

A Queen Anne's County woman has accepted $20,000 to end a lawsuit in which she alleged that a Baltimore police horse maimed her disabled daughter's left hand. The August 2013 incident near the Inner Harbor began as Arianna Jacques, 8, reached from her wheelchair to pet Buster, a horse in the Police Department's mounted unit. It ended with the horse biting the girl's hand, according to a $1 million lawsuit filed last year by the girl's mother, Lisa Gillespie. The city recently settled the case with Gillespie, city solicitor George Nilson said Wednesday. Gillespie's attorney, Robert Joyce, declined to comment. The settlement did not need approval from the...

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