IIO to probe Highway 1 police chase after suspect suffers serious police dog bite

B.C.’s civilian police watchdog will probe the police response to a Wednesday highway pursuit that began in Abbotsford and ended in West Vancouver.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) says during the arrest at the conclusion of the Feb. 26 chase, the suspect suffered a police dog bite that required surgery to repair.

The agency’s mandate is to investigate what role, if any, police officers’ actions play in the case of serious injury or death of a member of the public.

According to the RCMP, the chase began near Bradner Road in Abbotsford, during a traffic stop. Police ran the driver’s identity and discovered there were six out-of-province warrants for his arrest.

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