- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa police officer who fatally shot a woman when firing at a growling family dog is scheduled to return to work.

The Burlington Police Department announced Wednesday that officer Jesse Hill will be released from administrative leave and resume duty Friday. The 31-year-old Hill has been on leave since the Jan. 6 shooting of Autumn Steele.

The announcement comes after the Department of Criminal Investigation released a 12-second body camera video Monday that shows Hill responding to a domestic disturbance. Hill fired two bullets to thwart an attack by an oncoming dog, one of which hit Steele in the chest. Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers decided last month not to file criminal charges against Hill.

Burlington Police Chief Dough Beaird says Hill won’t face discipline for the shooting.


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