Rottweiler Shot By Officer-Caught on Video
A Pasco County agent shot a Rottweiler while reacting to a call, which was recorded by his body cam, and now the police department is confronting death threats. The Rottweiler’s owner is stating the deputy did not need to shoot her Rottweiler, but rather Sheriff Chris Nocco says he was safeguarding himself. Agent Kerry Kempink’s body cam moves as he jumps over a fence reacting to a robber alert on the property. As he approaches the house, he’s charged by two Rottweilers.
“Bark, bark, shot,” is heard from the body cam. Kempink said he was being assaulted and needed to shoot the Rottweiler, an 18-month-old named Cowboy.
“They’re not in any case vicious. They came right at me, ma’am. No, he didn’t. I got it on cam,” Carla Gloger and Kempink said.
“We had a reason to be there,” said Nocco, who is defending his agent’s actions.
“I don’t think an Olympic runner could have out run those Rottweiler’s. I don’t think he was in a circumstance to protect himself,” Nocco said.
“He came to secure my property but he ended up taking my most valuable property from me,” said Gloger, who trains and demonstrates her Rottweilers.
“I can’t replace my Rottweiler that is my family that is my child,” said Gloger.
Nocco said, “There’s been 36 calls to that house since 2011.” The sheriff included that his appointee never realized what’s in store due to the property’s history.
“He came running at you not to hurt you. He came right at me ma’am,” said Gloger and Kempink.
Nocco says the video evidence legitimizes the shooting.
“The main way he could protect himself was to shoot at that Rottweiler and afterward the property holder asked us to kill it,” said Nocco.
“Shoot him all the way,” said Gloger, referring to her Rottweiler, Cowboy.
Since the video came out the sheriff’s office has gotten death threats something Nocco takes very seriously.
“You undermine one of our agents, you threaten one of our citizens, we’re coming after you,” said Nocco.
“I let them know I never need that agent drawing close to my home again,” said Gloger.
Gloger says she’s taking a gander at lawful activity for her Rottweiler being shot, until further notice she simply wants an apology.
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