December 11, 2017
Give this man a medal!
We’ve got a war out there on our streets!
Newly released security and body cam video shows the moments that led up to a deadly Broward Sheriff’s deputy-involved shooting in Lauderdale Lakes.
The view from the body camera of a BSO deputy responding to a disturbance Wednesday at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment revealed the specifics of a confrontation that would end in the death of Pedro Pierre, 42.
The video shows the deputy entering the apartment and being confronted by Pierre.
Seconds later, the deputy burst from the apartment with Pierre after him. The fight between the two men spilled into the courtyard. The deputy used a taser to try and subdue Pierre. It didn’t work.
Then a surveillance video showed Pierre striking the deputy and kicking him as the deputy tried to use a baton to defend himself.
That deputy’s body camera showed his encounter as Pierre ignored commands to stop his aggressive behavior. Pierre continued kicking the deputy on the ground and when he let go, he appeared to charge after the other deputy.
That’s when three shots rang out and Pierre fell to the ground in the parking lot at the Sunset Hills condominium.