Los Angeles Police Department

Off-duty LAPD officer shoots and kills dog while working security for film set downtown

The owner of a dog shot by an off duty Los Angeles police officer downtown on Friday disputed the police account of what happened, saying the pitbull was not aggressive and never attacked the officer.

The dog was shot by the off-duty motorcycle officer in the 400 block of South Main Street about 11:40 a.m. when he got into an argument with the dog’s owner, said Jenny Hauser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The show being filmed was the second season of Hulu’s “Chance,” according to permits.

As the officer and the man argued, the “aggressive” dog approached and attacked the officer, police said. The officer shot the dog, killing it, Hauser...