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As protests continue across the country in response to the ongoing murder of black people by police officers, another such death in L.A. has instigated demonstrations in the South LA neighborhood of Westmont.
L.A. County Sheriff Brandon Dean said 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee was stopped on his bicycle by two Sheriff MPs for an alleged traffic violation. Dean says – and cell phone video confirms – that Kizzee ran away from the interaction.
MPs claim when they caught up with him, Kizzee hit one MP who then noticed a gun wrapped in a bundle of clothing that Kizzee had dropped. They said he "made a move towards the gun" and then they opened fire.
Demonstrators have been on site since Monday evening.
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The last 24 hours in LA
Another deadly sheriff shoots: The Killing a black man Protests by two LA Sheriff's MPs in the South LA neighborhood of Westmont have raised questions about the decision to open fire.
California Kids: An injunction has been issued stopping all UC locations from Manage ACT or SAT tests under a test-optional policy. The Santa Monica Malibu Uniform School District fires dozens of employees in its early education and childcare programs. Some colleges in Southern California are Accommodation for thousands of students in dormitories, even when teaching online.
Money Matters: Los Angeles will spend $ 10 million on a legal protection fund Tenant before eviction due to COVID-19 and an invoice contain the flood of evictions was legally signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The state parliament passed a law that exempts many freelancers. including writers and musicians, due to AB 5's controversial requirement that they be treated as employees.
Food: When restaurants and bars with kitchens can be reopened for outdoor service, Why can't breweries? City Bean Roasters paved the way for The current coffee scene in L.A.
That too: A guy with a jetpack flew over LAX on Sunday evening.
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Dijon Kizzee's aunt Sheila Jackson listens to speakers at a protest Tuesday against the death of her nephew by LA County Sheriff's Representatives.
(Chava Sanchez / LAist)
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