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HomeBreaking NewsKeenan Anderson death after LAPD Taser incident: The complete timeline of events

Keenan Anderson death after LAPD Taser incident: The complete timeline of events

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There are growing demands for answers over the death of a 31-year-old Washington D.C. teacher hours after he was repeatedly shocked by a Los Angeles Police Department Taser during an arrest that was filmed on a police body camera.

Keenan Anderson, the cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, died at a hospital on Jan. 3 about four and a half hours after he was shocked, police allege.

Anderson, while visiting L.A., was stopped by an LAPD motorcycle officer when witnesses flagged down the officer about a traffic accident. Initially, Anderson appeared to have been a witness running in the street, but others in the area pointed toward him as causing the accident, police body camera footage showed.

A screengrab of a video released by LAPD on YouTube shows the LAPD interaction with Keenan Anderson, who died after being tased by police on Jan. 3, 2023.

Via LAPD YOUTUBE

The police allege he tried to steal another vehicle and ran away. Los Angeles Fire Department medics took Anderson to a hospital where police said he later had a “medical emergency” and died.

In an interview with ABC News, Cullors said Anderson was a teacher, father and a beloved family member.

“Nobody deserves to die at the hands of the state period,” she told ABC News. “There’s so many ways to prevent death. We’re supposed to be a society that believes in life, that

There are growing demands for answers over the death of a 31-year-old Washington D.C. teacher hours after he was repeatedly shocked by a Los Angeles Police Department Taser during an arrest that was filmed on a police body camera. Keenan Anderson, the cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, died at a hospital on Jan. 3 about four and a half hours after he was shocked, police allege. Los Angeles Fire Department medics took Anderson to a hospital where police said he later had a "medical emergency" and died.

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