SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – At least 200 people gathered again in southern Los Angeles on Saturday to protest the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department that shot the death of Dijon Kizzee.
The 29-year-old was shot dead on August 31 after authorities tried to stop him on his bike for an unspecified violation of the vehicle code.
According to MPs, there was a brief chase that resulted in an argument between Kizzee and a MP.
Kizzee, who was holding clothes at the time of the incident, dropped them on the floor, and MPs said he pointed to a dropped gun and asked them to open fire.
Community activists and family members say MPs shot Kizzee unarmed in the back.
LASD MPs do not need to wear body cameras. Hence, it is unclear exactly how many times Kizzee was shot and other details about the shooting are unclear. However, a lawyer for the von Kizzee family claims he was shot up to 20 times.
Saturday's march and rally began at 11 a.m. on 109th Street and Budlong Avenue, where Kizzee was shot, and continued on to Imperial Highway and Figueroa Street near the South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station on 1310 W. Imperial Highway.
The family is represented by well-known civil rights attorney Ben Krump, who has represented the families of Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, who were shot, injured or killed by police, among others.
The coroner's office has not yet released the results of Kizzee's autopsy.
LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the details of the investigation into Kizzee's death should be complete and made publicly available in the next few days.
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