Protests After Fatal Shooting by L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies

The fatal shooting of a Black man in South L.A. by sheriff’s deputies on Monday has sparked a new round of protests.

29-year-old Dijon Kizzee was shot and killed by deputies after they attempted to stop him for a code violation while he was riding his bicycle near West 109th Place and South Budlong Avenue at around 3:15 p.m. Monday.

Kizzee ran from them, prompting a foot chase. When deputies caught up to him, they allege he punched one of them in the face. During the scuffle, he dropped some clothes he was carrying and they saw a semiautomatic handgun, prompting them to open fire on him, the sheriff’s department reports.

It’s unclear if Kizzee actually aimed the weapon at the deputies, or how many deputies fired on him. — CBS Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter protesters marched from the scene of the shooting to the South L.A. sheriff’s station this week. The demonstration was largely peaceful and there were no arrests.

As protests over the shooting were underway, a lawsuit was being filed by the family of another man who was shot and killed by L.A. sheriff’s deputies in June. L.A. County supervisors are also considering suing the sheriff's department over the incident.


Comments

Policy

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 05:35

Riverside County leaders have approved a more lenient reopening plan despite increasing coronavirus infection rates and the threat of a backslide into the state’s most restrictive tier.