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Shocking video shows US father-of-five, 42, kicking, punching and dragging a police officer by his foot before being fatally shot by another cop – but his family insist he didn’t deserve to die

Security and body camera footage released Friday shows the moments leading up to a father-of-five being shot by police.

Pedro Pierre was killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Wednesday when police responded to a disturbance at an apartment.

The footage from the officer’s body camera footage shows the deputy entering an apartment and running into the 42-year-old.

The two then get into a fight, with the officer using a taser and baton to attempt to subdue Pierre before a second officer intervenes and shoots Pierre dead.

Pedro Pierre was killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Wednesday when police responded to a disturbance at an apartment
The footage from the officer’s body camera footage shows the deputy entering an apartment and running into the 42-year-old
The officer, who hasn’t been identified publicly, tells Pierre to step back, and wonders out loud ‘what’s his problem?’

‘Don’t point at me, man. Step back,’ the deputy, who hasn’t been publicly identified, can be heard saying as he enters the apartment.

 ‘Step back for who?’ Pierre responds.

‘Step back,’ the officer says.

Pierre then says: ‘for who? For you?’

The deputy then can be heard asking someone off camera, ‘what’s his problem?’

A few seconds later the cop runs out of the apartment with Pierre at his heels. The two start to fight and move into the courtyard. The deputy then tried to use his taser on Pierre, but couldn’t subdue him.

He can be heard telling Pierre to ‘back down’ and ‘stand down,’ but the video shows him repeatedly striking the officer and kicking, while the officer uses a baton to defend himself.

‘Settle down! Tell me what is wrong!’ the deputy can be heard saying.

A few seconds later another deputy came over to offer his assistance, and told Pierre to ‘get your hands up,’ and ‘get down.’

That officer’s body camera showed Pierre ignore the commands, and he continued kicking the deputy. He then grabs the officer by the leg and starts dragging him around.

When he finally let go of the first officer, he turned and appeared to run after the other deputy.

Then shots are heard in the background, and Pierre can be seen falling in the parking lot.

‘Shots fired,’ the deputy said, according to CBS Miami.

A few seconds later the cop runs out of the apartment with Pierre at his heels. The two start to fight and move into the courtyard. The deputy then tried to use his Taser on Pierre, but couldn’t subdue him
A few seconds later another deputy came over to offer his assistance, and told Pierre to ‘get your hands up,’ and ‘get down’
That officer’s body camera showed Pierre ignore the commands, and he continued kicking the deputy. When he finally let go of the first officer, he turned and appeared to run after the other deputy
Then shots are heard in the background, and Pierre can be seen falling in the parking lot

The Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a press conference Friday that he released the footage to give the honest view of what happened so that rumors didn’t start on social media.

‘Unarmed assailants take guns away from police officers and there are many police officers in the United States of America who tragically have died at the hands of their own weapons,’ Israel said about why the officers used fatal force against Pierre.

But his sister, Guilaine Jean told CBS that the entire family is devastated. They have said the footage isn’t an accurate reflection of Pierre, who is a father, an entrepreneur and once ran for political office in Haiti

But his sister, Guilaine Jean told CBS that the entire family is devastated.

They have said the footage isn’t an accurate reflection of Pierre, who is a father, an entrepreneur and once ran for political office in Haiti.

‘This is not my brother,’ Jean said about the video.

‘He was not a violent person. He was a good guy.’

His daughter Shania said her father was actions were caused by a stroke he had a few years ago.

‘I know my dad didn’t mean it,’ she told the network.

‘He didn’t mean it at all. My dad, he had a mental health issue that nobody knew about and I wish the police knew about it before killing him.’

She said the family still has a lot of questions about how the shooting unfolded and what sparked it.

The family also said that they appreciate that the first deputy who responded used a baton and a taser before resorting to shooting Pierre.  But they said they didn’t understand why the second officer used fatal force just seconds after arriving to the scene.

‘I know (Pierre) made a mistake, but he doesn’t deserve to die like that,’ Pierre’s brother Enoch told the network.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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