SIU investigating after police dog bites genitals of suspected car thief
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has been called in after a police dog bit the genitals of a suspected car thief, who was caught after a nine-kilometre chase.
Just before midnight on Tuesday, Durham police spotted a car in Oshawa that had allegedly been stolen in Toronto. When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took off.
Police chased the vehicle west on Highway 401 and it exited at Lakeridge Road.
Both suspects bailed from the car at the exit and tried to run away.
Officers caught one of the suspects on foot, while the other was tracked down by a police dog.
That suspect was injured when the dog bit him in the genital area.
A Durham police officer was also bitten by the dog and had minor injuries.
Police said charges are pending