The Polk County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident of excessive force by one of its officers, a four-legged officer named Dameon.
Deputies were chasing a vehicle in Des Moines Thursday night when the driver stopped and ran into a wooded area, prompting a deputy to release his dog to search for him. Instead of seeking the suspect, Dameon ran to a man standing beside a garage and bit his leg and arm.
Twenty-five-year-old Andrew Levy was treated at a hospital and released.
Dameon will not be in service during the investigation.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.