A training exercise didn’t go exactly as planned for Regina police when one of its dogs bit a man’s leg in what the service called an accident.
It happened Tuesday night in an area near the 1700 block of Arthur Street – just west of Evraz Place –when canine officers and the dog were conducting a training and tracking scenario.
Police said the dog was on a 10-foot leash, following the track of another officer.
Suddenly, the dog left the track, rounded the corner of a house and bit a 56-year-old man on his right leg, pulling him off the front step he was sitting on.
The officers quickly controlled the dog. The man was sent to hospital with puncture wounds.
Police said they are reviewing the incident to see what happened.
A use-of-force committee will investigate and depending on what’s found, policy and training standards may have to be changed to prevent similar incidents in the future.