The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating after a man was injured during an arrest involving a police dog.
This past Sunday, at about 11:35 p.m., Red Deer RCMP officers located a 1991 Chevrolet Silverado truck displaying a licence plate that was reported stolen.
More police officers were called to the area, as well as a police service dog.
Following a track by the dog, the man was found under a trailer about 350 metres away from the truck.
During the attempted arrest, the police dog was deployed and a confrontation occurred between the man and police officers.
Once the man was arrested, it was determined he had been injured. He was taken to a nearby hospital with facial injuries.
ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the confrontation between RCMP and the person, or people associated with the Chevrolet Silverado, or who have any information or video related to this incident, to contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.
The incident took place in the area of the Circle K store at 2 Jewel St. in Red Deer.
The RCMP will maintain conduct of the investigation into the 40-year-old man and his actions, while ASIRT’s investigation will examine the actions of police during this incident.
With ASIRT’s investigation underway, no further information will be released at this time.
ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, 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.