A man identified as Keenan Darnell Anderson has died after he was repeatedly shocked by a taser by Los Angeles Police on January 3. As per an autopsy report released on Friday, Anderson died from an enlarged heart and cocaine use.

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Who was Keenan Darnell Anderson?

Keenan Darnell Anderson was 31 years old. He was a teacher by profession. He used to teach English at a high school in Washington, D.C. As per police reports, Anderson was visiting his family member in Los Angeles. He was stopped after being suspected of initiating a hit-and-run car collision.

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The report said an officer spotted Anderson running in the middle of the street and showing erratic behavior. Police Chief Michel Moore said, Anderson initially agreed to cooperate with the officers as they were looking whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but suddenly he ran away.

In retort, Police officers chased him and he was shocked six times with a Taser when he resisted arrest.

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According to police body camera footage released by the LAPD where it can be seen Anderson gutting for help after police officers pinned him down and continuously shocked him. A police officer can be seen pressing his forearm on Anderson’s chest and an elbow in his neck, in the footage. Anderson was seen screaming “They are trying to kill me”

After some resistance, he had a cardiac arrest and he was rushed to hospital where he died four hours later.

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After his death, Anderson’s family has taken legal action and filed a $50 million claim with the city. Before launching a lawsuit, this claim serves as a provisioning procedure. The claim alleges that police officers used excessive amounts of fatal force, disregarded required training procedures, and made false police reports. These accusations show the probable legal bases that could support the upcoming litigation.