Cousin of Black Lives Matter founder dies after police arrest

Video grab of police tasing and restraining Keenan Anderson in Los Angeles, USA

Video seize of police tasing and restraining Keenan Anderson in Los Angeles, USA

Keenan Anderson, cousin of Black Lives Matter motion cofounder Patrisse Cullors, died of a cardiac arrest after an encounter with the police in Los Angeles, USA, final week. The LA police division has launched footage of the encounter, the place Anderson may be seen attempting to evade arrest after a site visitors accident.

The police repeatedly tased him with a stun gun and restrained him as he begged for assist with a number of policemen pinning him down.

Within the video, Anderson may be heard saying, “They’re attempting to George Floyd me!”, in reference to the dying of George Floyd by the hands of police in Might 2020.

“My cousin was asking for assist, and he didn’t obtain it. He was killed,” Cullors instructed The Guardian. “No person deserves to die in concern, panicking and scared for his or her life. My cousin was scared for his life. He spent the final 10 years witnessing a motion difficult the killing of Black individuals. He knew what was at stake and he was attempting to guard himself. No person was keen to guard him.”

That is the third LAPD-related dying of an individual of color inside every week, including stress on the police division.

Based on BBC, Police chief Michel Moore instructed reporters on Wednesday that Anderson had dedicated a felony hit-and-run in a site visitors collision. He stated Anderson had tried to flee the scene by attempting to “get into one other individual’s automobile with out their permission”.

After being repeatedly tased, Anderson was taken to a hospital, the place he finally died of a cardiac arrest inside 4 hours.

Cullors has referred to as for the LAPD police chief to resign.