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Cousin of Black Lives Matter Founder Dead After Being Tased by Los Angeles Police – RedState


Keenan Darnell Anderson, a Los Angeles resident was killed in an altercation with Los Angeles officers. After an alleged hit and run accident, in which a civilian was involved, the incident took place on January 3. The bodycam footage was released Wednesday and shows Anderson being repeatedly tased by one officer while being restrained by two other law enforcement officers.

Anderson was allegedly involved in an accident, and the police tried to flee. Anderson is the cousin of Patrisse, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. A police spokesperson explained that Anderson passed away at the hospital after “suffering a medical emergency about four and a half hours after his arrest,” according to NBC News.

Around 3:35 p.m., LAPD officers were called to report a traffic accident. Witnesses on the scene pointed one of the officers at Anderson to Anderson, and he indicated that Anderson caused the accident.

The footage shows Anderson in the middle of the street saying, “Please help me,” before running away. One of the officers later told the civilian to “get off to the side,” and Anderson responded by claiming someone was trying to kill him.

Later, he knelt down on the sidewalk and placed his hands behind his ears. “I didn’t mean to,” he said, as the…

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