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Outside force called in to investigate after Mountie dog bites 12-year-old girl

June 15, 2012 - 4:27 PM

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - Police in New Westminster, B.C., have been called in to investigate a complaint about an RCMP police dog biting a 12-year-old girl during an arrest in Prince George.

The incident happened May 11 while police were responding to a call about two women being sprayed in the face with bear repellent at a local carnival.

The Mounties used a police dog to track down the suspect, who turned out to be the girl, and she was bitten on the leg during the arrest and needed treatment at a hospital.

Police say they also recovered a can of bear spray at the scene of the arrest.

The girl's mother later filed a complaint about the arrest and the RCMP have asked the New Westminster police to conduct the investigation.

Prince George Mounties say the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has also been notified about the complaint.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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