Black Man Shot Dead By Los Angeles County Police For Bicycle Code Violation

Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing the deceased’s family, claimed that the Black man, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was shot over 20 times in the back.

Others/World   |   2 Sep 2020 9:34 AM GMT
Writer : Sumanti Sen | Editor : Shubhendu Deshmukh | Creatives : Sumanti Sen
Black Man Shot Dead By Los Angeles County Police For Bicycle Code Violation

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In the latest incident of police killing a Black man, a cyclist was fatally shot by Los Angeles County police.

Benjamin Crump, the lawyer representing the deceased's family, claimed that the Black man, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was shot over 20 times in the back after two sheriff's deputies tried to stop him for a bicycle code violation, Deccan Herald reported.

However, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Kizzee was shot fewer than 20 times. His identity was confirmed by the county Medical Examiner-Coroner.

The killing has sparked protests in the city.

On Monday, August 31, Kizzee was riding his bike in the afternoon in Los Angeles County's Westmont neighbourhood, when two sheriff's deputies who had been driving by tried to stop him.

A sheriff's department spokesman, Brandon Dean, said that Kizzee ran for a block with the deputies following him. He then punched one of the deputies.

Both the deputies began shooting Kizzee.

Dean was not aware of the bicycle code Kizzee was suspected to have violated.

"They say he ran, dropped clothes and handgun. He didn't pick it up, but cops shot him in the back 20+ times then left him for hours," Crump said in a Twitter post.

On Monday evening, August 31, enraged demonstrators faced off with deputies outside a sheriff's department building.

Also Read: 'Would Take A Miracle For Him To Walk': Family Attorney Of Black Man Shot By US Cops

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