Lynwood, CA – Aof Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies gunning down a man, who had his back turned to them, is fanning the of protests and debate regarding law enforcement’s use of force.
The short video, which was released yesterday, clearly28-year-old Nicholas Robertson walking away as police opened fire on him. After the first deputy fired over a dozen rounds, the man can be seen falling to the ground, and in a desperate attempt to save his life, begins crawling away from the officer. At this point, a second officer arrives, and after a brief pause, both begin firing recklessly as the man crawls just feet away from a gas . In total, officers fired over 30 rounds at this man.