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LA Activists Set Press Conference Today Over Fatal Shooting of Black Man by Sheriff Deputies

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Dijon Kizzee, 29, identified by family members as the victim in a fatal deputy shooting, is seen here in an undated photo. (Family photo)

*Civil rights activist Najee Ali director of Project Islamic Hope and a coalition of activists are calling for an independent investigation by the California Attorney General office in the  shooting of an African American man, identified as Dijon Kizzee, was shot and killed by LA County Sheriff deputies in South Central LA on Monday afternoon (08-31-20).

Here’s what Yahoo News is reporting:

Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said Monday evening that two deputies from the South Los Angeles station were driving on Budlong Avenue when they spotted a man riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. Dean said he didn’t know which vehicle codes the man allegedly broke.

When the deputies attempted to contact the man, he dropped the bicycle and ran north on Budlong for one block with deputies in pursuit, Dean said. In the 1200 block of West 109th Place, deputies again tried to make contact with the man, and he punched one of them in the face, Dean said.

In doing so, the man dropped a bundle of clothing he had been carrying. The deputies spotted a black handgun in the bundle, Dean said, and both opened fire, killing the man.

He didn’t identify the man and described him only as a Black man in his 30s.

Get the rest of the story at Yahoo News.

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“The young man was a victim of harassment by deputy’s who stopped him for a vehicle code violation as he rode his bike. A physical dispute happened and the man was shot as he ran away from deputy’s. This clearly could have been avoided. Our coalition of Civil rights activists are calling for an independent investigation by the California Attorney General office.” – Najee Ali director of Project Islamic Hope

Press conference

Day: Tuesday September 1st 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: The scene of the shooting
109th Place and Budlong Ave
South Los Angeles CA
Sponsored by Project Islamic Hope
CAIR LA
Community Control Over The Police
Cliff Smith
Imam Jihad Saafir

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