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A Salt Lake City woman is suing the Unified Police Department for violations of her constitutional rights after a police dog allegedly bit her in the crotch and then dragged her from a motel room and bit her again.

Jacoyia Roseberry, 23, said she suffered serious wounds and psychological trauma as a result of the confrontation in December of 2012 when police were attempting to arrest her boyfriend. But no warrant had been issued for the boyfriend before the raid and Roseberry was not suspected of a crime, the lawsuit claims.

Lt. Justin Hoyal, spokesman for the Unified Police Department, said he couldn't comment while the lawsuit is pending.

Roseberry and her boyfriend, Jason Val Stout, were sleeping at the Copper Vu Motel in Midvale when they were awakened by officers who were yelling for Stout to come out of the room.

Officers kicked in the door and let loose a police dog named Vortex, who went toward Roseberry instead of Stout. She reacted by putting her arms over her face.

"The police K-9, Vortex, immediately bit plaintiff in the crotch and pulled her from the room by the crotch," the complaint says.

Only after he was outside the room did an officer attempt to stop the dog, which was pulled off her but bit her again on the left leg, the suit says.

The attack left Roseberry bleeding profusely and she was stripped down as officers took pictures of the injured area, the complaint claims. Roseberry suffered nerve damage, permanent scarring and emotional trauma, the suit says.

The lawsuit alleges United Police officers were "grossly negligent" in their use of Vortex and used "unreasonable force" when Roseberry had not been suspected of a crime.

Vortex had previously injured others, was unpredictable and could not be properly controlled, the suit alleges.

Roseberry was charged in January of 2013 with obstructing justice for allegedly telling officers she knew Stout was wanted, but wanted to help him when police arrived. The charge was later dropped by prosecutors.

Police arrived at the motel after receiving information that two wanted fugitives were staying there, according to the document that charged Roseberry.

Stout, 27, has a lengthy arrest record for such offenses as receiving stolen property, theft, attempted theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and has spent time in prison and jail, according to court records.

Stout was living in a halfway house at the time of the raid and was not required to return until the evening of the day of the raid, Roseberry's attorney, Douglas Gubler, claimed in a court document in her state court case.

The Utah Board of Pardons had issued a warrant for Stout the day of the raid but it was not served until after the incident, Gubler said in a court document.

Gubler did not return an email and phone message seeking information on the case.

Roseberry is asking for unspecified compensation and damages, as well as court costs and attorney fees.