Video Of Dijon Kizzee Shooting Shows Struggle, But Not A Gun
A video of L.A. Sheriff's deputies fatally shooting Dijon Kizzee on Monday has surfaced.
The surveillance video from a nearby home shows Kizzee struggling with one deputy before that deputy and another deputy open fire. They continue shooting after Kizzee falls to the ground.
The video is inconclusive about the deputies’ crucial contention: that Kizzee was reaching for a gun that had fallen to the ground during the struggle. That’s because a wall partially blocks the camera’s view.
Kizzee, 29, was killed Monday after the deputies tried to stop him for a traffic violation he allegedly committed while riding a bicycle.
Meanwhile, one of the nation’s leading police abuse attorneys today announced he’s representing Kizzee's family.
Attorney Benjamin Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, and is currently representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake.
"Dijon Kizzee did not deserve to be executed like this in cold blood," Crump told an online news conference today. He also unveiled two other members of what he called a legal "dream team": Carl Douglas, who was part of the OJ Simpson defense team, and Dale Galipo, who has represented many victims of police shootings in L.A.
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