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StarNews: FBI opens probe into police K-9 attack


By: Adam Wagner 

WILMINGTON, NC, ( -- The FBI is investigating a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer's decision to send his dog through an open car window when the suspect appeared to surrender at the end of a lengthy chase, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

Shelley Lynch, the FBI spokeswoman, could not say how long the investigation would take, how many agents would participate or how much it would cost.

Lynch also could not discuss specific steps in the investigation, citing the need "to protect the integrity of the case and law enforcement investigative techniques."

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