Police shooting of another Black man sparks protests in US

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

02nd Sep, 2020. 06:51 pm
Police shooting of another Black man sparks protests in US

Police in the United States has shot dead another black man, raising tensions over racism and police brutality.

According to the details, the police said that the deceased had a gun which he had thrown during a violent discussion in Los Angeles, California, USA.

According to local media, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee was riding his bicycle when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him on Monday (August 31) afternoon for violating an unspecified vehicle code.

Police said he started running when police tried to stop him, and when officers caught him, he punched a deputy in the face and dropped some of the clothes he was carrying.

Lt. Brandon Dean told reporters that deputies noticed a black semi-automatic gun inside the clothes that fell from the black man’s hand and that the deputy police officer had fired at him at the time.

However, it is not clear if the man was trying to pull out a gun when he was shot.

Brendon Dean said authorities have to interview all deputies involved in the incident.

During a televised press conference, a reporter asked if the victim had a gun in his hand, had already fallen to the ground, and was unarmed when he was shot.

Brendon Dean replied: “I don’t know. If the man was trying to carry a semi-automatic rifle, I think the lethal force was used at that moment.”

Lt. Brendon Dean said the black man was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to local media, more than 100 people had gathered to demand justice for the black man just hours after the shooting.

“What’s the point of having a prison system if you’re all just going to kill us?” One woman cried to a CBS News reporter.

The latest killing came as US President Donald Trump was on his way to Wisconsin on Tuesday (September 1), where police shot Jacob Blake, a black man, seven times in the back on August 23, leaving him paralyzed. On May 25, police in the US state of Minnesota arrested George Floyd on suspicion of using counterfeit currency notes, where he died in custody.

The video of the citizen’s arrest shows police officers strangling him, while George Floyd can be heard saying he can’t breathe.

After the death of George Floyd, there were protests across the United States against the murder of a black man.

Later, on September 20, a black man was killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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