The Independent Investigations Office of BC will continue to determine what role, if any, the actions of Clinton RCMP officers may have played after a man was injured by a police dog.
BC RCMP Communication Services Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said officers responded to a retail store in 70 Mile House just before 5 pm on Feb. 23 for a report of three individuals associated to a pickup truck who were acting suspiciously and were possibly impaired.
The pick-up truck was located and allegedly failed to stop for police that attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The pick-up and individuals were later located outside of a seasonal property in Watch Lake.
A woman and man were located and arrested outside a nearby residence.
“As a result of the police attendance, a male was arrested,” the IIO said. “During that arrest the male was injured as a result of receiving a police dog bite that required surgery to repair.”
Shoihet said a second woman was arrested attempting to leave the area.