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RCMP Watchdog Clears Kelowna Mountie On Dog Bite Incident | The Canadian News

A Kelowna Mountie has been acquitted of any crime related to an incident that left a suspected bicycle thief suffering what was considered a serious dog bite.

Police were called on August 1, 2020 at approximately 10:15 p.m. to investigate a reported theft of an electric assist bike and located a man believed to be involved in the Rail Trail near Hardy Street, according to the Bureau. Independent Investigations, the civilian police oversight agency in BC


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“There was an interaction between the man, a police service dog and his guide. The man suffered a serious dog bite wound, ”the IIO said in a press release.

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Police provided medical assistance and the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

“The Chief Civil Director of the British Columbia Office of Independent Investigations reviewed the available evidence and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer has committed a crime,” according to the statement.


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Accordingly, the matter will not be referred to Crown Counsel for examination of the charges and the investigation is complete.

The watchdog agency said it concluded its investigation in April 2021. However, due to concurrent court proceedings related to this incident, the IIO did not issue any reports at the time on the expectation that court proceedings could be concluded in the near future. .


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However, as those procedures continue, at this point this is the only statement the IIO will make. The IIO will issue its regular public report at the conclusion of that judicial process.

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The Central Okanagan Regional District said bicycle theft remains a crime of opportunity throughout the Central Okanagan. More than 1,000 bicycles are reported theft each year, and RCMP believes the true number is much higher.


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