The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

RCMP dog bit man during traffic stop on Friday, April 17

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after a man was bitten by a police dog during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on Saturday, April 17.

According to the IIO, the RCMP attemPted to stop a white minivan on the Trans-Canada Highway, but the man driving did not stop. Police vehicles were used to bring the van to a stop and the man was removed from the vehicle, with assistance from a police dog.

During the arrest, the dog bit the man, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has relevant information should call the IIO Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 or fill out the contact form at iiobc.ca.

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