Victim who was cooperating suffers serious injuries when officer releases police dog to attack

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Incident Title
Victim who was cooperating suffers serious injuries when officer releases police dog to attack
Incident ID
221201
Incident Description
The victim alleges that in 2009, Constable Dzioba pulled him over for a missing licence plate. The Statement of Claim states that the victim cooperated by getting out of the car, placing his keys on the ground, putting his hands behind his head and approaching the officer to surrender. Despite this, the victim claims that Dzioba deployed his police dog without any warning or prior instruction to the victim. The victim suffered extensive injuries as the dog bit him for several minutes, resulting in permanent injuries and muscle damage. In 2012, Dzioba was due to attend a disciplinary hearing for unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority and deceit with relation to this event. He turned in his badge and resigned the day before the hearing was meant to occur.
Incident Date
2009
Incident City
Edmonton
Type of Abuse
Physical Violence
Injuries Incurred
Severe bleeding;
Four puncture wounds;
Permanent deformity;
Muscle damage
Weapon used
Police dog
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Trevor Dzioba
Officer Badge Number
1623
Submission Source
External Database Import
Submission Source Affiliation
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Submission Source Link
Collection
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Additional Details
APMD original incident ID: i-CaAbQU73cKd7ST
Multimedia Type
PDF
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
Charter;
misconduct;
on-duty;
assault;
abuse of authority;
deceit;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
civil suit;
criminal charge;
disciplinary hearing;
retired

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