Filer Police officer who killed dog back on regular patrol

FILER, Idaho (AP) A south-central Idaho police officer placed on administrative leave after shooting and killing a resident's dog is back on duty.

Filer Mayor Rick Dunn tells The Times-News tells The Times-News that Tarek Hassani since Saturday has been working his regular patrol shift.

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.

Protesters have demanded Hassani be fired, but others have defended Hassani, saying Filer has a problem with dogs running loose.

Dunn says an eight-hour training session in aggressive dog handling is planned for May.


Information from: The Times-News