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Settlement reached in 2010 incident of La Grange police shooting a dog


A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against a La Grange police officer for shooting and killing a dog.

According to the agreement, the dog's owner, Marcus Mays, will get $50,000 for damages.

(Read the full settlement release here.)

Officer Doug Howell shot Mays' dog on March 31, 2010, when he responded to a dog-at-large call.

(See "LaGrange police criticized for dog shooting video")

Video of the incident, captured from a dashboard video, was posted online.

The City of La Grange and the police chief were dropped from the lawsuit as a part of the settlement.

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