WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after a robbery suspect was brought down by an RCMP dog in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday.
Mounties were called to an armed robbery in the city west of Winnipeg and arrested three people, however one man got away.
Officers let the dog loose to chase after the man.
The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) did not go into details, but the suspect received an injury to his leg once the dog caught up to him.
He ended up in a hospital and needed surgery to repair the damage.
The IIU investigates all serious incidents involving police officers in Manitoba, whether occurring on or off duty.