The Regina police service say it will conduct a use-of-force review after one of their police dogs bit a man during a training exercise.
In a release issued late Wednesday afternoon, police say a canine unit officer and dog were taking part in a training/tracking scenario on the 1700 block of Arthur Street.
A 56 year old man was sitting on his front step when the dog apparently left the track he was following, rounded the corner of the home and bit the man on his leg pulling him off the step. The dog was on a 10 foot leash at the time of the incident.
The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for puncture wounds to his leg. Police add a supervisor did meet with the man nd another family member at the hospital to discuss what had happened.
In the release, Regina police say steps will be taken pending the outcome of the review to amend policy and training standards if needed to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
The release adds the victim will be told what happened in the review so he is aware of what has happened.