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Steven Seagal denies dog killing claim during raid

Steven Seagal appears in a promotional photo for his reality show 'Steven Seagal: Lawman.' (A and E)

September 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Steven Seagal and authorities are denying accusations by a Phoenix man and his lawyer that a family dog was killed during a raid for Seagal's reality TV show.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office said in a news release that the allegation is unfounded. Seagal said he is outraged.

Seagal 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 claim states the sheriff's office and Seagal set off explosives to create a distraction and confusion. The claim says Seagal was free to commandeer a tank and crash through an iron gate on the southeast corner of Llovera's property in southwest Phoenix.

Seagal was participating in the raid as a special deputy sheriff for his show "Steven Seagal Lawman" on the A&E channel. His credits include "Under Siege," "Above the Law" and "Fire Down Below."