“You tweeted out a deceptively edited video clip that removes crucial context around this tragic incident,” Journalist Andy Ngo replied to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday, after Schiff condemned the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) regarding the death in police custody of Keenan Anderson.
On Sunday, Rep. Schiff tweeted an approximately ninety-second video clip of L.A. police using a stun gun on Anderson during his arrest.
Introducing the video clip, Schiff tweeted:
“We must not look away. And we must not shrink from the need for justice for Keenan Anderson. Police must never respond with such force to a potential mental health crisis. Resources and care are the answer. Accountability must be transparent and swift.”
On Monday, Ngo replied to Schiff in a tweet, providing a link to a LAPD YouTube video showing a prolonged struggle to subdue Anderson:
“You tweeted out a deceptively edited video clip that removes crucial context around this tragic incident. Full release from the LAPD (includes multiple camera angles and body camera footage): https://youtube.com/watch?v=MVTYcb”
You tweeted out a deceptively edited video clip that removes crucial context around this tragic incident. Full release from the LAPD (includes multiple camera angles and body camera footage): https://t.co/9a1yBSj3FQ https://t.co/ihsCxyfD37
— Andy Ngô ????️???? (@MrAndyNgo) January 16, 2023
The LAPD YouTube page provides the following account of the incident, introducing extensive police body-camera video and explaining the ongoing investigation of the lethal use of force:
“On January 3, 2023, at around 3:38 p.m., a West Traffic Division motor officer was flagged down for a traffic collision in the area of Venice Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard in Pacific Area. He observed a male, later identified as Keenan Anderson, running in the middle of the street and exhibiting erratic behavior. Several citizens involved in the traffic collision motioned to Anderson, indicating that he caused the accident. The officer contacted Anderson, verbalized with him, and requested additional units for a DUI investigation. 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.
“As additional units arrived at scene, Anderson suddenly attempted to flee the location. Officers gave chase as Anderson ran eastbound in the middle of the street on Venice Boulevard. As officers contacted Anderson, he began to resist, resulting in a use of force. Officers struggled with Anderson for several minutes, utilizing a TASER, bodyweight, firm grips, and joint locks to overcome his resistance. Anderson was subsequently handcuffed and hobbled at the ankles.
“Shortly after Anderson was taken into custody, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) personnel responded to the scene and rendered medical aid for deployment of the TASER. Anderson was transported via a rescue ambulance (RA) to a local hospital in the City of Santa Monica. While at the hospital, Anderson went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced deceased. One officer received minor abrasions to his hands during the use of force. Detectives from Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.”
As of Monday afternoon, Rep. Schiff’s Twitter video clip had been viewed 1.7 million times, while LAPD’s YouTube video had been viewed 329 thousand times.
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