- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FILER, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho police officer who shot and killed a resident’s dog will remain on the payroll but receive more training.

Filer Mayor Rick Dunn says the City Council took into consideration public opinion and the results of a Nampa Police Department investigation in making the decision Tuesday concerning officer Tarek Hassani. The investigation found the shooting justified.

The Times-News reports (https://bit.ly/1mhDiAc) some residents attending the City Council meeting expressed outrage.

On Feb. 8, Hassani responded to a report of dogs running loose, and he went to the home of Rick Clubb to deliver a citation.

Hassani’s dashboard-mounted camera shows two dogs circling him, barking at him and sometimes lunging toward him. In the video, he kicks at a 7-year-old black Labrador named Hooch before shooting it.

The officer will remain on administrative leave pending the additional training.


Information from: The Times-News, https://www.magicvalley.com

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