Filer Police officer who shot and killed dog to remain on payroll

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 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