01/31/2012

Vancouver police defend K-9 takedown

At a news conference Monday, Vancouver police responded publicly to a lawsuit filed last week

Editor's note: The footage of the suspect hitting the bus can be viewed beginning at about 22 minutes into the video, and then again at 30 minutes.

CBC News

VANCOUVER — Vancouver police are taking the unusual step of responding publicly to a lawsuit filed last week over a police dog attack.

Christopher Evans, 33, is suing the Vancouver Police Department for excessive use of force after his leg was ripped open by a police dog during his arrest. Evans needed 100 staples to close the wounds after he was bitten four times.

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