The Borough of Lindenwold, NJ recently agreed to pay $5 million to a plaintiff left with severe cognitive and neurological problems following a police-dog attack. In the lawsuit, it was alleged that the plaintiff's wife and two children had been pulled over by a Lindenwold, NJ police officer. Plaintiff drove up to the traffic stop in another car and exited his vehicle. Upon plaintiff exiting the vehicle, the police officer released his German shepherd dog which viciously attacked plaintiff. As a result of the attack, plaintiff suffered a stroke, had to have part of his skull removed to reduce brain swelling, and could not return to his job.