NSU student back in class after K-9 attack

London Colvin (photo courtesy: Instagram)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk State University Student who was attacked by a Norfolk police dog last month returned to classes Monday.

According to her attorney, Jon Babineau, London Colvin is back at school. The 21-year-old also had her 43 stitches removed, but she will still have to undergo more surgery.

Colvin was leaving an off-campus party on Bayne Avenue January 25 when she allegedly refused to answer questions from police about an earlier fight. Witnesses said somehow she ended up on the ground and with a police K-9 attacking her. Not long after the attack, Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith admitted his officers used “unreasonable” force in her arrest.

Just last week, the two misdemeanor charges against Colvin were officially dropped.

Chief Goldsmith said he is changing the city’s K-9 policy because he said it failed his officers that night. Tuesday will be the first Norfolk City Council meeting since the incident.

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