VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - A K-9 who was caught on camera attacking a bystander in Vancouver has been retired early, according to police.

The incident occurred on Sept. 22 when officers were responding to a call near West 13th Street and Columbia Street.

In video shot by a witness, K-9 Doc can be seen bolting across the street and attacking a man, who according to investigators, had nothing to do with their call.

Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said K-9 Doc was placed into remedial training after the incident.

Kapp said that K-9 Doc did not respond to training to meet the level of standards of the police department's K-9 Unit and the decision was made to retire him from the program.

K-9 Doc is living with another handler until the police department can find a permanent placement for him, according to Kapp.

Kapp told FOX 12 that K-9 Doc's handler, Officer Douville, will remain assigned to West Patrol.

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Can the public adopt retired police dogs?

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