SC police release video of K-9 capturing suspect hiding in dishwasher

An investigation is underway to determine whether excessive force was used during the arrest


By PoliceOne Staff

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC  — An investigation is underway after a K-9 attacked a suspect being apprehended in April.

According to Fox News, the department’s K-9 found suspect Kevin Leroy Scott White, 47, attempting to evade arrest by hiding in a dishwasher outside in a yard.

When White was found, the K-9 pulled him out and bit his side when the dog’s handler briefly lost his footing, police say. The K-9 attacked White a second time on top of his head.

Footage shows the K-9 officer command the dog several times to release White, who can be heard screaming on the ground. The officer had to repeat the command several times before the K-9 released White.

An investigation into whether excessive force was used during the arrest is being conducted by the sheriff’s department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

White was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries after the arrest. He’s been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest and other charges.

 

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