The deputy had “numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident”, says his boss, who has apologised for the distress caused.
By Lucia Binding |Sky News Reporter |
Deputy Keenan Wallace has been put on administrative leave. Pic: Faulkner County Sheriff Office
Image: Deputy Keenan Wallace has been ‘relieved of his duties’. Pic: Faulkner County Sheriff Office
A police dog handler in the US has been sacked after being caught on camera shooting a Chihuahua.
Footage of Deputy Keenan Wallace opening fire on the tiny animal sparked a backlash on social media.
Sheriff Tim Ryals said the officer had “numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident” and apologised for any distress caused.