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North Las Vegas police pay second settlement in two months for shooting, killing dog

Posted at 10:58 PM, Dec 19, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For the second time in two months the City of North Las Vegas will pay a settlement to a family whose dogs were killed by police.

On Oct. 2, the North Las Vegas City Council approved a $126,100 payout to the family of Miracle, a dog who was shot and killed by North Las Vegas SWAT in 2013.

RELATED: Six-figure settlement for family whose dog was killed by North Las Vegas Police

Now, they are paying $145,000 to a couple whose two dogs, Blue and Pinky, were killed by North Las Vegas police in 2012. That lawsuit settled on Dec. 18.

13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears broke stories on both cases about seven years ago. In the years when those shootings happened, the department says officers shot 19 dogs -- 15 of them dead.

After our coverage, a new state law was passed in 2015 requiring better training for officers in dealing with dogs.

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