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Man Allegedly Broke Bike Rule, Was Shot '20+ Times'

Dijon Kizzee's death at the hands of LA County sheriff's deputies is roiling LA
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2020 12:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dijon Kizzee. That's the name of a 29-year-old Black man fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Westmont on Monday. As of early Wednesday, the names of the deputies involved hadn't been released, despite calls from family and activists. "The deputies essentially executed a man riding his bicycle," community activist Najee Ali tells the Los Angeles Times. More:

  • Ali—also a rep for the family's lawyer, Ben Crump—says Kizzee had a gun: "But what [officers] won't say was that he was not armed with the gun. He did not point the gun." Crump, who also represents the family of Jacob Blake, says Kizzee was shot more than 20 times in the back.
  • Lt. Brandon Dean told the Times that two deputies tried to contact a man who'd been riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes. He didn't say what rules the man was breaking. The man dropped the bike and ran, Dean said.

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