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CONTACT 13: Las Vegas police settle excessive force case

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 22:19:15-04

An excessive force case will cost the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and taxpayers nearly $200,000.  

The LVMPD Fiscal Affairs Committee approved a settlement Monday in a 2009 case.  

Four teens were wrongfully arrested and a family dog was shot and killed by police. It was the subject of a Contact 13 investigation involving police using lethal force against animals.  

The family dog, a pit bull named Hazel, was killed Oct. 24, 2009. Hazel was shot in the face by a LVMPD officer, just feet away from her owner inside her own home.  

Police were responding to a report of suspicious activity near Rancho Drive and U.S. 95 when they arrested the four teens who were watching TV and playing video games.  

LVMPD says while the settlement was approved, they're not saying the officers involved did anything wrong.