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TUSSLE WITH SUSPECT LEAVES POLICE DOG BITTEN AND BRUISED

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A police dog helping officers make an arrest was punched, grabbed and bitten by a suspect during a scuffle, officials said.

Daniel Sean Casey, 40, of Simi Valley, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of assault on a police dog and corporal punishment of a child in two incidents Monday night, officials said Tuesday.In the arrest effort, police canine Charly suffered a bite wound, broken and chipped teeth, and a bruised head from a struggle with Casey, the Simi Valley Police Department reported.

"He actually bit the dog," Sgt. Mike King said. "And the dog had a bump on his head, and some chipped teeth."

Casey was arrested on suspicion of the attack on the dog, and a previous assault of a 14-year-old Burbank, Calif., boy that spurred the police response. Casey was booked into Ventura County Jail, where he remained on $100,000 bail.