IIO notified after man injured by police dog during Campbell River arrest

IIO notified after man injured by police dog during Campbell River arrest
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Police say they notified IIO BC after an arrest on Nov. 1, 2019 in Campbell River.

Campbell River RCMP say they notified the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. about a man who was injured by a police dog during an early morning arrest.

Police say at around 1:55 a.m., officers saw a vehicle with incorrect plates attached leaving a Goodwin Road residence. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, a collision occurred between the suspect vehicle and the police vehicle.

According to police, a man and a woman fled the vehicle. The man allegedly resisted arrest and was taken into custody by a police service dog and his handler.

Police say during the arrest, the police dog “made contact with the man” and the suspect was injured. The woman was arrested without incident.

The man was transported to a local hospital where was treated and has since been released back into police custody. The woman also remains in custody and charges against both are pending.

Police are still investigating the incident and have notified IIO about the incident.

IIO BC, independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia, investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.


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