Police Officer Praised For Nonlethal Response To ‘Vicious Dogs’ Report

A Meridian Police officer is being praised on Facebook after footage from a body camera shows him using nonlethal tactics to handle a report of two vicious dogs roaming a neighborhood.

The post circling Facebook was originally shared by Edith Williams, who thanks the Meridian police chief for the video and helping her cause – a public group called Idaho for Nonlethal Canine Encounters.

According to Williams, the police department sent two officers to a Defensive Tactics Canine Encounters class back in 2014.

Officers were taught how to use confidence and “less lethal means” while “keeping the officer, innocent bystanders and the public’s canine companions from harm.”