Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Patrisse Cullors, the founder of Black Lives Matter, alleges that  LAPD “killed” her cousin Keenan Anderson in a taser incident.

BLACK Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors has revealed that her cousin, Keenan Anderson, was allegedly killed by the Los Angeles Police Department in a taser incident.

Cullors shared the news in an Instagram post, writing that Anderson was killed in Venice, California.

Keenan Anderson was allegedly killed by police in Los Angeles
Credit: Instagram/@osopepatrisse
Anderson leaves behind a young son, Syncere

“My cousin was an educator and worked with high school aged children. He was an English teacher,” Cullors’ post continues.

LAPD has killed three people this year. One of them is my family member.

“Keenan deserves to be alive right now, his child deserves to be raised by his father. Keenan we will fight for you and for all of our loved ones impacted by state violence. I love you.”

Police responded to the scene of a car crash in Venice on January 3 at about 3.38pm.

“Anderson initially followed the officer’s commands and sat at the northeast corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevard for several minutes as the officer spoke with him,” the LAPD stated in a press release.

Officers requested backup units for a DUI investigation.

As those units arrived, Anderson reportedly attempted to flee.

Anderson was reportedly running in the street and “exhibiting erratic behavior,” according to the LAPD.

The LAPD claims that Anderson resisted, and that they utilized “TASER, bodyweight, firm grips, and joint locks to overcome his resistance.”

After Anderson was taken into custody, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided medical aid to Anderson.

Anderson was taken to a hospital in Santa Monica where he reportedly went into cardiac arrest and died, the LAPD said.

The LAPD is investigating the incident, and have classified Anderson’s death as an in-custody death.

Victims of the crash reportedly told police that Anderson was at fault.

GoFundMe has been created to benefit Anderson’s young son, Syncere.

Patrisse Cullors is pictured above in this 2018 photo. She took to Instagram Sunday to share news of her cousin's death
Patrisse Cullors is pictured above in this 2018 photo. She took to Instagram Sunday to share news of her cousin’s deathCredit: AP:Associated Press

“Anyone who knew Keenan is aware how much he loved his son,” the GoFundMe states.

“Keenan was adamant about raising a well rounded and properly educated young man.”

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