Contact Us

Filer Officer Who Shot Dog on Administrative Leave

In this dashboard video from the Filer, Idaho Police, Officer Hassani can be seen approaching one of the dogs before he had to use deadly force. Image: Times-News YouTube Channel

Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A Filer Police Officer shot a man’s dog over the weekend, sparking outrage across Southern Idaho and gaining national attention.

Saturday afternoon Filer Police Officer Tarek Hassani responded to a call of dogs at large in a neighborhood. After arriving at the home where the dogs lived, he was approached by the dogs, and used lethal force on a black lab he claims was acting aggressive. Word of the incident spread quickly, and now the city is taking action after initially claiming it was a closed case.

The City of Filer asked the Twin Falls Police Department to investigate, however because of a conflict of interest, they are looking for another outside agency to handle the situation. Mayor Dunn tells us Officer Hassani has been placed on administrative leave until the issue is resolved.

You can view the full dash camera video here. However, we want to warn you it is graphic.

The dog’s owner, Rick Clubb wants justice, and is calling for Hassani’s job. The city is being inundated with calls from people nationwide, according to Mayor Richard Dunn. But, at this point officials will not be commenting any further until the issue is resolved.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.