Police Dog Attacks Wrong Man in Tacoma

One man was injured when a police dog accidentally attacked him in Tacoma, according to news reports.
The dog bite attack reportedly occurred when a 23-year-old man was taking a walk near a Tacoma play field in the Tule Lake area early Saturday morning, according to news reports. At the same time, a Lakewood department K-9 officer was assisting the Pierce County sheriff’s deputies look for an assault suspect near the park. The dog then reportedly attacked the young man.
It is unclear what injuries he sustained in the dog bite attack. He is reportedly at Tacoma’s Saint Joseph Hospital recovering from the attack.
Family members want the police department to look into the fact that the man was reportedly attacked by the dog while officers didn’t stop it. Lakewood Police say they are reviewing the incident, according to news reports.
As a Tacoma personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this dog bite attack, especially because it involved a trained police dog. I hope the man is able to make a full and speedy recovery. I also hope investigators can determine exactly how this attack occurred and ensure procedures are in place to ensure a dog bite attack like this doesn’t occur again.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, contact a personal injury lawyer in Tacoma.