Lakewood Chief responds to allegations of excessive force by K9 unit
Originally aired: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Lakewood Police Department faces a lawsuit (first reported by KING 5) for negligence and excessive use of force during a 2010 arrest involving a K9 unit mauling a suspect who was hiding in the bushes. But Lakewood Chief Brett Farrar told The Ron and Don Show Tuesday "Astor is one of our best tracking dogs," and explained his department's procedures for deploying K9 units. "A real easy way not to get bit by the K9 dog is to do what you're told," said Farrar.