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Sheriff Arpaio, actor Steven Seagal deny claims puppy was killed during raid on Phoenix home
PHOENIX (AP) ' Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and actor Steven Seagal deny accusations by a Phoenix man and his lawyer that a family dog was killed during a raid for Seagal's reality TV show.
The sheriff's office says in a news release the allegation is without merit. Seagal says he's outraged.
They and numerous deputies and posse members were present March 9 during a raid at the home of Jesus Llovera.
Llovera has filed a $25,000 claim against the sheriff's office for humiliation, emotional distress and property damage. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
Seagal was participating in the raid as a special deputy sheriff for his show "Steven Seagal Lawman" on the A&E cable channel. His credits include "Under Siege," ''Above the Law" and "Fire Down Below."