City of LaGrange and resident reach settlement in dog shooting
Fri, 03 May 2013 20:46:20 GMT —
The city of LaGrange reached a settlement with a man who filed a federal complaint after a police officer shot his dog.
The city agreed to pay Marcus Mays $50,000 to settle the January 2012 federal lawsuit.
Mays filed the against police officer Doug Howell, police chief Dale McNelly and the city.
Howell was caught on camera in a March 2010 shooting Mays' American bulldog Cammie.
The video went viral after it was posted on YouTube in June 2010.
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Howell said he wasn't properly trained to use a snare with the dog. He said he was in fear for his safety.