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West Valley City PD releases body cam videos, reports on K-9 injuries for 2018-20

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 02, 2020

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The West Valley Police Department has released a series of detailed police reports and body-worn camera footage from arrests in which suspects suffered K-9 injuries.

“The primary function of West Valley City Police K9s is as a locating tool. A K9 bite is rare. Over the course of 2018, 2019 and 2020, the WVCPD K9s have been deployed 833 times. There are 25 cases in which there was a bite that resulted in any type of injury, down to and including a scratch,” a news release from WVCPD.

The following videos provide summaries of each of the 25 cases.




In some of the cases, body-worn camera footage wasn’t recorded.

“These cases include agency assists in which our K9 officers were assisting the United States Marshals Service, whose policy dictated that no body cameras be utilized, as well as mis-activations or incidents where an officer was called from home due to an emergency situation and did not have access to cameras which are stored at the WVCPD building,” the news release said.

The police reports and video clips are available for the public to view here.