A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged in an incident in which he set his dog on a driver and kept the biting animal on the man for nearly four minutes even though the driver was pleading for help, state police said Friday.
The trooper, Parker Surbrook, was charged with a single count of felonious assault in the arrest on Nov. 18 in Lansing, in which a driver with a passenger who was believed to be armed fled a traffic stop and crashed into a tree, state police said in a statement. Surbrook “left his canine deployed on the driver for an extended period of time” in violation of policies and ignored the driver’s pleas for help, state police said.
Surbrook was arraigned Friday, police said. He entered a plea of not guilty and is free on a personal recognizance bond, his attorney, Patrick O’Keefe, said.