LAS VEGAS -- A Metro Police officer was treated and released from the hospital after being bitten by his own police dog.
According to police, the officer and the dog were helping search for a suspect at about 7 p.m. Monday night when the officer accidentally fell. The dog became agitated and bit the officer's jaw, police said.
The officer was taken to University Medical Center with cuts on his jaw and face. The injuries were not serious.
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.