While rescuing his neighbor's cat from a construction area, retired sound engineer, Richard May, 64, was attacked, brought to the ground, viciously mauled by a k9, and then arrested by a sadistic officer who would photograph his kill. May is in court this week attempting to seek justice for that horrific evening involving a deputy and his dog with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.
On the night of January 1, 2015, May was conducting, what he thought to be, a good deed. He was helping his 73-year-old neighbor, Sharon Coster, rescue her cat, Domino who'd climbed up construction scaffolding on an unfinished building next door.
As May was climbing up the scaffolding to retrieve the black and white cat, he recalls the K9 biting into his right leg. During this week's trial, May recalled to the eight-member jury that the bite was "extremely painful."