K-9 Bites Two Men Police Say Were Resisting Arrest

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING - Police arrest two men in Lansing, after a police dog bites the two men to help get them under control. Police were called o a domestic dispute at a home in the 100 block of East Rouse Street shortly before 10 o'clock Tuesday night. A woman there said her ex-boyfriend had gotten into an argument and the argument got physical.

When officers arrived a man was driving away from the home. Police attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver kept going. Police say a brief pursuit began, but was ended shorty, due to excessive speed becoming a safety issue. An officer noted the license plate number. They went to the home where the car was registered in the 1000 block of Legrand Drive.

There a police dog took a track from the vehicle to the apartment to which the car is registered. Police say they encountered the 23-year-old man who was accused of the domestic assault. Police say the man was combative, and resisted arrest. The man's 18-year-old half-brother also became combative with police. The officers' dog bit the two men, and the officers were able to subdue them.

The men were taken to the hospital for treatment, and then taken to jail to be booked. The woman had minor injuries that did not require medical attention.


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  • by OldeGrayWolf Location: The Mitten on Apr 25, 2013 at 07:57 AM
    Well, that's what a police dog is supposed to do in such a situation; find the guy and help take him down if necessary. So, "Good dog!" Ya need to remember how high is the percentage of police officers killed while responding to domestic violence. "...particularly vicious weapon..." Uh, no; the bullets used to kill responders are the particularly vicious weapons. And "bite" can mean more than one thing...grabbing with big teeth to restrain a subject?
  • by jim Location: davis on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
    Lansing police have other non-lethal means to diffuse an escalating situation. Allowing K-9 to bite a suspect equates to cruel and unusual punishment. A dog is a particularly vicious weapon. That's why police shoot people's dogs when they conduct raids. Lansing police can do better than this.
  • by Leslie Location: Holt on Apr 18, 2013 at 02:43 AM
    So did the officers order the dogs to bite or was it spontaneous? We really don't need police dogs that can't be controlled!
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