Protest Against Officer-Involved Shootings Involving Black Men Held In Downtown LA

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  About 50 people protested the many officer-involved shootings by law enforcement against black men in Los Angeles and around the nation in downtown Los Angeles.

Members of Stop Mass Incarceration Network and other civil rights advocates gathered about noon at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters and marched to Skid Row, the scene of a fatal OIS involving police and a homeless black man Sunday.

The group, with bicycle mounted LAPD officers keeping a watchful eye, then marched east toward Union Station.

No arrests or trouble was reported, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The demonstration was dubbed “Justice for Africa,” in reference to the,nickname of Charly Leundeu Keunang, the 43-year-old Cameroon native killed by police on Skid Row.

Federal authorities described Keunang as a convicted robber who was supposed to be deported, but was released from custody when Cameroon officials failed to…

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