Two days after deputies fatally shot a Black man during a confrontation in the Westmont area, Rep. Maxine Waters Wednesday called on the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate what she called a “pattern of abuses” by the sheriff’s department.

“Whatever details the sheriffs leak or reveal over the coming days about why Dijon Kizzee was shot dead in Westmont, we know for a fact that a Black man stopped while riding his bicycle should not be dead today,” Waters, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. “I stand with the community in condemning unaccountable rogue sheriffs and police officers who continue to hunt and murder unarmed people of color in our communities.

“It’s past time for the attorney general of CA, Xavier Becerra, to intervene and investigate the pattern of abuses at the L.A. (County) Sheriff’s Department,” she said. “The department is out of control and has lost the confidence of the community it is supposed to protect. There will be no peace in our streets until the LASD cleans house.”

At about 3:15 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee was fatally shot during a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies near West 109th Place and South Budlong Avenue.

Sheriff’s officials said Kizzee was riding a bicycle in the area and deputies stopped him for unspecified “code violations.” After he was stopped, Kizzee allegedly tried to run away, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Our suspect was holding some items of clothing in his hands, punched one of the officer in the face and dropped items in his hands,” according to the agency. “The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items that he dropped was a black, semiautomatic handgun, at which time a deputy-involved-shooting occurred.”

Why Kizzee was shot even though he was not holding the weapon was not immediately clear, although the sheriff’s department has said that Kizzee “made a motion toward the firearm.”

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump was retained by Kizee’s family. He says Kizee was shot in the back more than 20 times, although there’s been no confirmation of the number of shots fired.

The deputies who shot Kizzee were removed from the field pending a review, as is standard procedure, the sheriff’s department announced Tuesday night.

Sheriff’s deputies have not yet begun wearing body cameras. So Crump urged anyone with video footage of the confrontation to come forward. Some doorbell footage capturing the shots being fired was released Tuesday.

The shooting prompted protest demonstrations Monday night and Tuesday night, and activists demanded that the deputies involved in the shooting be arrested and prosecuted.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva, speaking at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday morning, did not discuss details of the shooting, but offered his condolences to the man’s relatives.

“I want to extend my condolences to the family of Dijon Kizzee, who succumbed yesterday to a deputy-involved shooting,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, and that includes a member of my own department who is a cousin of the deceased.”

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