19 May 2020

Mental distress a factor in police dog bite hospitalisations

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 19 May 2020

Official figures show mental health or distress is a factor in almost a quarter of police dog bites that need hospital treatment.

The police have defended the numbers, saying dogs are never used lightly; but advocates say the trauma exacerbates an already delicate situation.

Timothy Brown has more.