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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:08 AM

Sheriff's Dept. alleges Dijon Kizzee picked up gun before deputies fired 19 shots

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/sheriffs-dept-alleges-dijon-kizzee-picked-up-gun-before-being-shot-19-times-by-deputies/

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials now allege Dijon Kizzee picked up a pistol before deputies chasing him over a bicycle violation fired 19 shots, killing him.

The Sheriff’s Department gave an update Thursday on its investigation into the Aug. 31 shooting, the first update on how it unfolded since homicide investigators interviewed the deputies involved in the case.

Previously, officials had said the 29-year-old Black man “made a motion” toward a gun that dropped from a jacket as he fell to the ground.

The deadly shooting has sparked a wave of protests, largely outside the sheriff’s station in South L.A., at which demonstrators say they’ve been met with harsh tactics from deputies. The tension boiled over last weekend when two deputies were wounded in an ambush shooting in Compton, and the Sheriff’s Department later arrested a journalist reporting on a small protest outside the hospital where they were being treated.

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Dial H For Hero Sep 2020 OP
beachbumbob Sep 2020 #1
2naSalit Sep 2020 #2
Dial H For Hero Sep 2020 #3
2naSalit Sep 2020 #4
Dial H For Hero Sep 2020 #5

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:11 AM

1. wouldn;t police body cameras verify this? If so, where are videos?

 

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:25 AM

2. a gun that dropped from a jacket as he fell to the ground.

I wonder whose jacket it fell from. Wording is crucial here.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:31 AM

3. Hm....would it make a difference, though? Putting aside that law enforcement officials almost

universally use holsters which make such a drop a virtual impossibility, suppose that while chasing a suspect a gun did drop from the officer's jacket, and the suspect grabs it.

What should the officer do?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. It sounds like a "throw down"...

A gun the cops had in their possession prior to the incident to "throw down" after the fact to make such a claim, whether he actually reached for it, sans body cam recording, is only reported by the cops. Dead men don't have any say at that point. Happens more often than anyone would like to think.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:46 AM

5. That would of course be an entirely different matter, granted.

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