Alexander Baxter was already sitting on the floor with his hands in the air when a Nashville police dog was released and bit him, sending him to the hospital. A court found that the officer responsible was protected by qualified immunity and could not be sued.

Alexander Baxter was already sitting on the floor with his hands in the air when a Nashville police dog was released and bit him, sending him to the hospital. A court found that the officer responsible was protected by qualified immunity and could not be sued.

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On January 8, 2014 Alexander Baxter was sitting on the basement floor of a Nashville home with his hands in the air.