FILER | Filer recently negotiated a settlement in a police officer’s deadly shooting of Hooch, a pet Labrador retriever, in February.
Rick Clubb will receive $35,000 for the shooting of his dog by Filer Police Officer Tarek.
Hassani killed Hooch Feb. 8 while responding to a call about loose dogs in a west Filer neighborhood. Hassani said he feared the dog was going to bite him. Nampa police investigated and cleared him.
Hooch’s death was captured on video by the dashcam of Hassani’s cruiser. The video, first released on magicvalley.com and still posted at bit.ly/1p4A019, fueled a widespread outcry and calls for Hassani’s firing.
In March, a group of residents told the City Council they had lost faith in their leaders when the city, despite protests, kept Hassani on its payroll. Some soon tried to oust Mayor Rick Dunn and the council, but they didn’t get nearly enough signatures to force a recall election.
In July, Clubb's attorney filed a notice of intent to sue Filer, its police force and Hassani for damages, including emotional distress and reckless destruction of property. Clubb sought $150,000 plus court costs, said his attorney, Adam Karp.
“I’m glad it’s behind us,” Dunn said in November.