Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bylaw Charges Laid against Calgary Officer after Police Dog Bites Boy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bylaw Charges Laid against Calgary Officer after Police Dog Bites Boy

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Charges laid after police dog bites boy

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CALGARY - A Calgary police dog handler faces charges after his canine escaped from his yard and bit a 12-year-old boy.

The City of Calgary says its community standards branch has laid four charges against the police officer under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.

They include three counts of an animal running at large and one count of an animal attacking a person and causing severe injury.

A mandatory court appearance is required and consequences will be determined by a judge.

Penalties include fines up to $10,000.

The officer's name has not been released.

Ali Hassan spoke to CTV Calgary days after he was bitten in March. He said he was playing outside with his siblings when the unleashed dog chased him through the garage into his home and attacked him on the kitchen floor. …

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