COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Commerce City will pay more than $250,000 to a family whose dog was killed by a police officer.

Chloe, a lab-pit bull mix, was shot in November 2012 after police responded to a call of a dog on the loose. The police officer that fired the shots was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals but a jury found him not guilty.

Chloe was shot to death by a Commerce City police officer in November of 2012 (credit: CBS)

Chloe was shot to death by a Commerce City police officer in November of 2012 (credit: CBS)

The verdict prompted a lawsuit by Chloe’s owner, Gary Branson. On Monday CBS4 confirmed the city reached a settlement with Branson for $262,500.

LINK: Read The Settlement Agreement

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