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IIO investigating after man suffers “serious” police dog bite in Saanich


The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating after a man was seriously injured by a police dog in Saanich this week.

According to the IIO, Saanich Police were called to a disturbance at a home in the 3500-block of Richmond Road around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke with a man, taking him into custody two and a half hours later with help from a police service dog.

That’s when the man sustained a “serious” dog bite injury and was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment, the IIO says.

Investigators are seeking anyone who may have information about the incident, asking them to call 1 (855) 446-8477 or reach out via the contact form on

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