SIU investigating after police dog bites break-in suspect

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Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the actions of a London police officer after a police dog bit a break-in suspect fleeing from officers.

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Police responded around 8 a.m. Thursday to a break-in in progress on Grey Street, where officers were told a man, previously wanted by police on multiple charges, had fled in a stolen vehicle, police said.

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Officers found a vehicle near Sholto Drive and Stroud Crescent, east of Exeter and White Oak roads, and arrested a suspect with help from a police dog, police said.

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The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said the police dog bit a 28-year-old man, who was treated at the hospital for serious injuries and released. The SIU designated one subject officer and three witness officers.

SIU investigators spent Thursday afternoon collecting evidence at a Stroud Crescent complex, where a large blood stain was visible on the ground.

The SIU is asking anyone who may have information about the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

The civilian agency investigates all deaths, serious injuries, shootings or allegations of sexual assault involving police.

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