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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.

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