Media Advisory: New Pivot report details injuries from police dog bites

Vancouver, B.C. [June 25]—On Thursday, June 26, Pivot Legal Society will release a report detailing the rise in injuries relating to police service dogs in British Columbia. 

The report compiles more than two years of provincial police data, and focuses on the deployment of police dogs and their impact on public safety.

Vancouver, B.C. [June 25]—On Thursday, June 26, Pivot Legal Society will release a report detailing the rise in injuries relating to police service dogs in British Columbia. 

The report compiles more than two years of provincial police data, and focuses on the deployment of police dogs and their impact on public safety.

Speakers include:

            •           Douglas King, Lawyer and author of the report, Pivot Legal Society

            •           Andrew Rowe, who suffered serious injury from a police dog bite 

 

What:             Release of Pivot Report on Police Service Dogs

Where:           Pivot Legal Society - 121 Heatley Ave, Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)

When:            Thursday, June 26, 2014: 10:00 - 10:30am

 

Note: Interviews, copies of the report, and images from the report will be available following the press conference. 

 

For additional information, please contact:

Kevin Hollett, Communications Manager: 778-848-3420, kevin@pivotlegal.org

 

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About Pivot Legal Society

Pivot Legal Society is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Pivot’s work includes challenging laws and policies related to sex worker rights, health and drug, housing and homelessness, and police accountability. Pivot's policing campaign is working toward an end to police investigations of allegations of police misconduct, while also seeking opportunities to promote dialogue between officers and the communities they police. Pivot also actively monitors the impacts of B.C.’s growing private security industry on marginalized communities.