Filer Police Officer Shoots Local Man's Dog


By Jarred Aslett

Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Due to overwhelming response we have decided to release the dash cam video from the Filer Police Department vehicle in which a dog was shot by an officer.

To watch the dash cam from the police car and hear the dialogue between the police officer and the dog owner, click here. 

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS RAW AND UNEDITED. THERE ARE IMAGES AND CONVERSATION THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME. Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )A local man is speaking out after an incident on Saturday that left his dog dead by the hands of a Filer Police Officer. Just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Filer Police Officer Tarek Hassani responded to Jacklyne Cir. for a report of dogs loose in the neighborhood. After talking with the neighbor who called in the report, Officer Hassani went to the house where the dogs lived, and was immediately confronted by the animals. "He tried to get out of his car, both dogs aggressed him at his door, he managed to get out of his car and had to kick one of the dogs away,” said Filer Police Chief Tim Reeves. What happened next has one local man ready to fight the city and the police department. "Finally when he kept trying to come up to the house to talk to the owner, to get the owner to take control of the dogs he ended up having to shoot the dog for his own safety. We never want to have to shoot a dog but sometimes it happens.” Reeves added. The dog’s owner, Rick Clubb, said he has had trouble keeping the dogs fenced in, but never considered the dog aggressive. Clubb was hosting a birthday party for his son when the shooting took place. He said, “I just think there was other ways to handle it besides shooting my dog and firing a gun right in my front yard when we were having a birthday party and there were kids around.” Clubb was given a citation, and left to deal with the aftermath. "I’m going to sue them, I’m going to sue the City of Filer and the police chief and officer. Maybe I deserve a ticket, but I don't deserve a dead dog." Chief Reeves said as far as the police department goes, the incident was handled correctly, "My decision was that he did a good job and he was totally justified in putting the dog down." Clubb will have a chance to fight the ticket in court. He said he has already contacted a lawyer to handle the situation.

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