Keenan Anderson Wiki – Keenan Anderson Biography
Keenan Anderson, 31, the victim – according to the LA County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder died of an enlarged heart and cocaine use hours after being tased repeatedly by police in Los Angeles earlier this year.
According to police officials who released a 19-minute video of the interaction, Keenan died after police officers tased him several times after he reportedly tried to leave a vehicle collision on Jan. 3. At the time, the Washington, D.C. native was in southern California visiting family. “The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for 31-year-old Keenan Darnell Anderson as effects of cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) and cocaine use (death determined hours after restraint and conducted energy device [CED] use; the manner of death is undetermined,” the department said in a statement, without saying how much of an impact the tasing had.
Anderson died after his car crashed into a major junction and he was “running in the middle of the street and exhibiting erratic behavior,” according to LAPD Capt. Kelly Muiz. He initially complied with cops’ demands and sat on the pavement, but then claimed that he suspected police of putting evidence in his BMW. Suddenly, he bolted down the street.
Keenan Anderson was 31 years old.
Keenan Anderson Death
Officers apprehend him and wrestle him to the ground, according to the video. As multiple cops restrain Anderson on the asphalt, Anderson can be heard pleading with passersby for assistance. They’re trying to George Floyd me…” he may be heard saying. They’re attempting to George Floyd me! — in reference to the 2020 police killing of a Minneapolis man, which spurred nationwide protests, many of which were led by Black Lives Matter. An officer uses the stun gun at least six times on Anderson after more than a half-dozen warnings that authorities would use a Taser if he didn’t cease fighting arrest, according to footage. The English teacher and father of a 5-year-old son died in the hospital four hours later.
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is Anderson’s cousin. Anderson’s family filed a $50 million wrongful death claim against the city of Los Angeles days after his death, saying he died as a result of the stun gun shocks. Ben Crump, a well-known civil rights attorney, is representing the family. The autopsy was performed on January 11, according to the medical examiner’s office. On Thursday, the findings were confirmed.