UPDATE: Keenan Wallace has been fired from the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Time Ryals said that his actions did not meet the standards the department held itself to in a statement posted to Facebook.
“While it appears no policies or laws were violated, I hold every employee within our agency to the highest of standards and will be forwarding the investigation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further review,” Ryals said. “As a result of the incident that occurred on January 4, 2019, in the Shiloh Estates Subdivision, Deputy Keenan Wallace has been relieved of his duties at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.”
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO VIEWERS.
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office received a call about an aggressive dog in the Shiloh Estates subdivision in Conway on Friday night and sent a deputy to the scene.
During the incident, the deputy, Keenan Wallace, a K-9 handler, fired his weapon at the dog named Reese's.
Authorities say the video of the incident is being reviewed by supervisors.
Sheriff Tim Ryals has placed the Wallace on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
The Sheriff says he wants to make it certain that no local, state or federal laws, as well as the sheriff's office policies, have been violated during the incident.
The sheriff's office is investigating the incident.
We are following the story and have been in contact with the man that shot the disturbing video and he tells us that Reese's the dog is at the vet.
Reese's is stable but will need surgery for a shattered jaw. Reese's owners put up a GoFundMe last night.