A protest in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies turned chaotic late Monday when deputies fired several nonlethal projectiles into the crowd, according video from the scene and official statements.
The protest outside the South L.A. sheriff’s station, which followed a news conference criticizing the department’s earlier handling of a Black Lives Matter demonstration, marked the third straight night of unrest in response to Kizzee’s death.
Video from OnSceneTV shows protesters running for cover as shots ring out and smoke fills the air. When asked what prompted the deployment of the nonlethal rounds, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said Tuesday that “unlawful assembly was declared and dispersal orders were given.”
No protesters or deputies were injured in the clash, although six people were arrested, Navarro-Suarezsaid.
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