The Regina Police Service is investigating an incident that happened on the Exhibition grounds last night in which an off-duty RPS canine bit a member of the public.
On Friday, August 8, 2014 at approximately 12:10 a.m., a uniformed Regina Police Service patrol member in care of a Police Service Dog (PSD) took the dog out to the Exhibition grounds in order to exercise him. (This is not an unusual occurrence with 24 hour shifts). While exercising the dog under the lights at the west end of the parking lot, the dog headed towards some nearby buildings at the northwest end of the parking lot. Although the events that followed are the subject of investigation, the dog focused on a 38 year-old male walking alone in the same area. There was an interaction between the male and the dog and as a result, the male was bit on the arm.
The officer immediately contacted the supervisor, who came to the scene, and the male was transported to hospital for treatment. It should be made clear that at no time was this male considered a suspect in an investigation. The entire matter is currently under investigation.
There will be no other details for release pending the outcome of this investigation.