The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has launched a review of a police arrest that took place in Saanich last month.
According to the IIO, the information they are investigating occurred on May 20 at approximately 11:00 p.m. along the Lochside Trail.
Saanich Police say that officers responded to a call regarding a reported altercation involving a man with a weapon.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located a man on a wooden bridge on the Lochside Trail between Saanich Road and Quadra Street.
A report suggests that an interaction occurred and a police service dog with the Integrated Canine Service was used to assist in the arrest.
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The man on the wooden bridge sustained a dog bite injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The IIO has launched an investigation to determine the details of the arrest leading up to the dog bite.
Anyone with relevant information about the incident is being asked to contact the Independent Investigations Office through the Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.