Police in Filer, Idaho are being criticized for shooting and killing a dog during a birthday party celebration for the owner’s nine-year-old son.

Neighbors complained that Rick Clubb’s dogs were unleashed and on the loose, and police were called to the scene. When officer Tarek Hassani arrived at the Clubb home, he found two of the dogs on the front lawn. They barked at him as he approached the property. He kicked at the dogs, drew his gun and shot one of them dead.

Clubb was enraged when he learned what had happened. Hassani claims the dog had tried to bite him and put his safety in danger — and it was Clubb’s fault for not leashing them. Clubb countered that his dog never would have hurt the officer.

“I just shot your dog because it tried to bit me,” said Hassani to Clubb, in a state of agitation. “I come here for a fucking call, and it tried to bite me.”

Clubb disputed this. “No it didn’t, it don’t bite nobody,” he said in response.

“I don’t care … put your hand in my face again and you are going to go to jail.”


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