B.C. police inspector sues RCMP officers after being ‘violently’ tackled and bitten by service dog
A high-ranking Port Moody police officer is suing two RCMP dog handlers after he was tackled by one of them and bitten by a police dog next to his Surrey home as they pursued a suspect, despite him repeatedly yelling “it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me.”
Inspector Manjinder Singh Kaila, 55, who once worked as a police dog handler, has filed a notice of civil claim in Vancouver Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages, including loss of earning capacity.
And he wants aggravated damages because he has “suffered unique public and professional humiliation, loss of dignity and shame as a senior member” of B.C.’s law enforcement community.
Kaila said he is someone who had “dedicated his entire working lifetime to policing and public safety.”
Kaila is also seeking punitive damages — which are rarely awarded — because regular damages aren’t sufficient to provide “retribution, deterrence and denunciation in the context of police brutality,” the claim states.
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