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IIO investigating after police dog bites man near Ladysmith

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

Kevin Rothbauer

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Kevin Rothbauer is the sports reporter for the Cowichan Valley Citizen
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