Crump to represent Black man shot, killed by LA deputies
September 2, 2020 10:25AM AKDT
By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is representing the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. Dijon Kizzee was shot after being stopped for a traffic violation while riding a bicycle. Authorities say he ran and later “made a motion” toward a gun on the ground. Crump also represents Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed during a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. LA County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot the 29-year-old Kizzee in South Los Angeles on Monday. Family members described Kizzee as devoted to his late mother and 18-year-old brother.