ASIRT to investigate woman injured by police dog after stolen SUV chase
EDMONTON — A woman was seriously injured by an Edmonton police dog during an arrest after a stolen vehicle chase by air and ground.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says it happened early Monday in Leduc, south of Edmonton.
ASIRT says the police helicopter followed an SUV that was believed to be stolen, and officers saw four people get out and get into a second vehicle.
Police found a shotgun inside the abandoned SUV and the helicopter continued to follow the second vehicle, which was abandoned in a residential area in Leduc.
The four people fled on foot, and police found one, a 25-year-old woman, hiding under a vehicle.
She refused to surrender to officers and had to go to hospital due to injuries she got when a police dog went to get her.
The three others were arrested without incident.
ASIRT's mandate is to independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta's police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.
News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017
Subscription CentreNew Subscription Already a Subscriber Customer Service View Digital Magazine Renew
Toronto police unveil design for new cruisers after consultationsToronto police have unveiled a new design for their squad…
Montreal police officers overwhelmingly approve new contractMontreal police officers have voted in favour of a new…
Mounties speak up about shortageSeveral Mounties have spoken out about concerns over a “significant…
Legal weed: An accidental solution to the opioid crisis?This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent…
Durham Regional Police Association Golf Tournament 2017
August 23, 2017
ALEA 2017 Safety Seminar
September 5-7, 2017
Great Lakes Law Enforcement Challenge
September 10-11, 2017