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IIO BC investigating after Clinton RCMP dog injures suspect

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February 27, 2020 - 4:45 PM

RCMP have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia about an incident in Clinton where a man was injured by a police dog.

Just before 5 p.m. on Feb. 23, Clinton RCMP officers responded to a store in 70 Mile House where three people were acting suspiciously and may have been impaired. The three were associated with a pick up truck. The responding officer found the truck and attempted to do a traffic stop when the driver allegedly failed to stop.

The investigating officer received a tip that the pickup truck and the three individuals were outside of a seasonal residence in Watch Lake. Additional police, including a K-9 unit, were called to assist. A man and woman were located outside of a nearby residence and arrested. The man made contact with the police service dog and was injured as a result.

A second woman was arrested trying to leave the area.

Clinton RCMP is continuing to investigate the criminal allegations, while Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions contributed to the man’s injuries.

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