Further protests against the LASD in South LA
Another night of protests outside the sheriff & # 39; s station in South LA following the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizeee. Protesters face a strong LASD deployment.
LOS ANGELES – – A third night in a row of protests outside the sheriff's South Los Angeles station over the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee by MPs was under way on Monday night.
The demonstrators sang: "Every city, every city burns down the districts" and "No police, no prisons, complete abolition".
According to FOX 11, a nearby El Pollo locomotive was boarded up to protect itself from possible damage.
At least a dozen people were arrested during the protests, two of whom were teenagers and turned over to their parents, said Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles District Sheriff's Information Office.
The others have been booked and "will remain in custody until they go to Inglewood court on Wednesday morning or are rescued," Shrader said.
A conviction on this charge is an offense that carries a possible sentence of up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $ 1,000.
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Mari Matsuoka of the Los Angeles Revolution Club said the arrested Sunday evenings should be released. "This is an outrage. You were accused of not having dispersed, one quote.
"This is clearly a politically motivated punishment."
"To those protesting at the South LA Sheriff's Station, we support the community that wants to protest to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights.
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However, we are concerned that there are people from outside the community and the state who want to cause rioting, "the sheriff's department tweeted.
"These people have already committed vandalism, looting and assault with stones, pipes and mortars. Public safety is a priority for us. When you are in the area, please be careful of your surroundings so that you are not injured by violent people . "
The demonstration on Sunday was scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
A participant known as @desertborder tweeted that there were 50 people on the sidewalk across from the sheriff's station when he arrived at 1310 W. Imperial Highway.
A similar demonstration at the same location last night was declared illegal at 8.43 p.m. Saturday.
Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, the crowd headed for the Harbor (110) Freeway and at 6:30 p.m. blocked all lanes going north. for about an hour with California Highway Patrol officers.
However, no arrests were made, according to a LASD official.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva went to the South LA A. Sherif station Monday night and told reporters that they made 13 arrests on Sunday night, many of which were non-state agitators who caused a riot after pipes and bottles were thrown wanted to trigger, he said.
Villanueva said the LASD will not allow demonstrators near their station and that any agitators who want to start violence will see a swift reaction from MPs.
The streets in the area are closed and several specialist sheriff response teams have been mobilized near the train station, he said.
Kizzee was fatally shot on August 31 in a confrontation with MPs near West 109th Place and South Budlong Avenue.
Sheriff's officials said he rode a bicycle in the area and MPs stopped him for an unspecified vehicle code violation. After being stopped, he allegedly tried to run away.
"Our suspect was holding some clothing, slapped one of the officers in the face and dropped the items into his hands," said Lt.Brandon Dean.
"MPs noted that there was a black, semi-automatic pistol in the clothes he dropped. At that point there was a shootout involving MPs."
The sheriff's department alleged Kizzee "made a move towards the gun" while community activists accused MPs of fatally shooting an unarmed man.
A family lawyer claims Kizzee was shot more than 20 times in the back. The Los Angeles Times cited sources that the MPs involved were an intern and his manager.
There is also controversy surrounding the autopsy, with the inspector general saying he was not briefed on the procedure despite specifically requesting admission and Villanueva said the man was trying to "distort reality".