The household of Dijon Kizzee, the 29-year-old Black man who was shot 16 occasions and killed by Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs in August 2020, has filed a $35 million declare. 

In line with NBC Los Angeles, the declare alleges that the sheriff’s division did not correctly practice the concerned deputies. It additionally accuses them of utilizing an unreasonable and illegal quantity of lethal drive.

The declare is basically procedural, CNN reviews, one which should be made earlier than a lawsuit may be filed. Household lawyer Carl Douglas mentioned he expects the declare to be rejected.

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LA deputies reportedly tried to cease Kizzee on August 31 for “using a bicycle on the fallacious aspect of the street” and “splitting site visitors,” LA Sheriff’s Division Murder Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener mentioned on the time, CNN reviews. 

Kizzee is accused of choosing up a gun that he dropped whereas using the bike

earlier than two deputies fired 19 rounds at him, CNN writes. However an lawyer for the Kizzee household says the video exhibits Kizzee working away from officers. 

The household’s declare states that the deputies on obligation that day “negligently, carelessly, and mistakenly investigated the presence of Mr. Kizzee who continued using his bicycle away from them, and negligently concluded that Mr. Kizzee posed a critical menace to their security, necessitating using lethal drive in opposition to him.” 

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Douglas additionally confirmed {that a} lawsuit on behalf Kizzee’s property and his father is predicted to be filed in the summertime to the state courtroom.  

“With the submitting of this $35 million declare, we intend to deliver a shiny gentle on the virus that’s raging in South Los Angeles and the vaccine for that virus is reality,” Douglas mentioned, in response to CNN.


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