A popular disc jockey who spent years on the air in Dothan before moving elsewhere has filed a lawsuit against the Dothan Police Department alleging negligence during a publicity event that resulted in serious injury. Jerry Broadway claims he was attacked by a K-9 after agreeing to put on a “bite suit” to demonstrate a "take down.” The event, according to court documents, was held on June 12, 2012.
You can watch attack as it happens by using video player at top of the story.
“(Broadway) was given no training regarding the use of the suit or how he should interact with the dog,” attorney Adam Jones alleged in the lawsuit filed Tuesday. “(He) was given no warning or indication that what he was doing was dangerous or might result in injury.” Jones further stated. “To the contrary, (Broadway) was assured that he was in no danger and could/would not be injured while in the suit.”
Jones claims his client suffered arm and shoulder injuries because of negligence on the part of dog handlers. The lawsuit claims the radio personality suffered disability, pain, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life and was forced to pay for medical care. Broadway is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
A text to Police Chief Greg Benton seeking comment was not immediately returned. However, it is normally the policy of the city not to comment on pending litigation.
Broadway is now employed by a radio station in Oklahoma where he is part of the popular “Bud and Broadway” program.
A trial date has not been set.
(You can download the full text of the lawsuit above story.)